Wrist Injections

 

About 5 percent of Americans suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs due to pressure on a key nerve that runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand. ... Sufferers feel pain, tingling and numbness in the affected hand and wrist, with pain sometimes shooting up their arm.

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel.

 

The cortisone starts working in about 3 to 5 days and its effect can last for several days to a few months. How many joint injections do I need to have? If the first injection does not relieve your symptoms in two to three weeks, you may be recommended to have one more injection.

 

Dr. Ismail Alhamrawy, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

 

Dr. Alhamrawy is board-certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain medicine . Dr. Alhamrawy’s educational background includes training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, SUNY at Stony Brook University in Long Island N.Y and Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Alhamrawy understands that every patient has different priorities, lifestyles and goals. The main goal of our practice is to enable our patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.

Dr. Alhamrawy specializes in treatment of neck and back pain through the use of epidural, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radio frequency ablation and discography.

ver. sep 2017