Conditions & Treatments

Nerve Problems

Elbow, Wrist, and

Hand Nerve Problems

Because of how we use them, the nerves of the hand are especially sensitive. When they are strained it’s extremely hard to rest them because we are constantly holding or grabbing things.

This constant use is also a primary reason why nerve problems occur in the first place. Years of repetitive use leave our nerves overworked and strained.

As a top hand doctor in southeast Michigan, Dr. Arora understands the complexities of the nerves in the arm, wrist, and hand and is ready to answer any questions you may have. Schedule a consultation with him or call one of the doctor’s offices in Oakland County or Macomb County for more information.


Nerve Disorders

Some of the most common nerve disorders are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Arguably the most well-known nerve issue, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve of the wrist is overworked or pressure builds up in the carpal tunnel. Common symptoms of CTS are numbness and tingling in the fingers and hand.

About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve leading to the “funny bone” in the elbow is overworked, leading to a lasting painful sensation.

About Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Complex regional pain syndrome is classified as pain that just won’t go away. The initial trauma can be as simple as a papercut or a bruise, but after a number of weeks, the pain still persists. The pain is often centered on the hands. Additional symptoms may include red, purple, or pale skin; shiny or thin skin; abnormal hair growth; and increased sensitivity to temperature changes.

The syndrome, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, occurs when the nerves of a selected area continue to fire and send pain signals long after they should have stopped. The pain could be where the injury initially occurred, but it can travel to other parts of the body as well. This makes diagnosing CRPS/RSD especially tricky.

About CRPS

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Numbness in the hands and fingers is often diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, but the fact is any nerve that is pinched or not working correctly will result in numbness. The nerves are an intricate system of providers and receptors in the body, and if that connection isn’t working for any reason, there will be numbness.

The key to diagnosing general numbness is pinpointing the source of the problem. The interconnectivity of the nervous system makes it difficult to diagnose which nerves aren’t communicating correctly. This is why the most common approach to numbness is to massage and look at nerves in the neck, shoulder, and forearms. These are the most common places for pinching and could be the reason the hands and fingers go numb.

Nerve issues may be small, but they can have a huge effect on a person’s quality of life. If you’re feeling numbness and tingling in your hands, call the Arora Hand Surgery office and schedule your initial consultation today.

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Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.

Jackie S.

I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.

Jerry T.

My experience with this doctor was positive from the outset. Dr. Arora was kind and spent a great deal of time with me. Staff was friendly. The office was nice and bright.

Ariel G.

Very friendly and helpful Great staff!!! Doctor Arora was very professional and did great work. I was very happy with everything!

L B.