Dr. Vanessa Gabrovsky Cuéllar is a highly qualified and expert orthopedist who provides exceptional Beverly Hills hand care. She is an orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon with specialized training in microsurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate orthopedic care to her patients of all ages and provides sensitive, expert care when treating carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In addition, as an integral component to her orthopedic care, Dr. Cuéllar offers integrative holistic medical approaches to promote whole body health and well-being. At our office, your comfort, health, and personal path to wellness are our number one priorities. Our patients expect and receive the finest personalized care each and every time they see us.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results in numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand due to pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. This nerve, along with several tendons, runs from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. This nerve is responsible for movement and sensations in your thumb and first three fingers but not your little finger. Pressure on the median nerve causes CTS. This pressure can come from swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller. For instance, certain diseases may contribute to the swelling such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes. Repetitive movements, especially in flexion, may create swelling and cause carpal tunnel. Another possible cause of CTS is pregnancy due to increased fluid in the extremities, hormonal influences, and postural considerations. The Beverly Hills hand care you receive from Dr. Cuellar will relieve the pain and stiffness of CTS.
Your Beverly Hills hand care for carpal tunnel may initially include a number of non-surgical remedies such as physical therapy, stretching exercises of the wrist, hand, and fingers, wearing a brace to immobilize the joint, and corticosteroid injections to reduce the inflammation. If these techniques are not sufficient enough to resolve the problem, Dr. Cuellar may suggest surgery. She works closely with her patients to determine which treatment options are the most appropriate for their condition and lifestyle. It is important to her that her patients take an active role in their health care. Teamwork and commitment to high quality care and results are important to her. So if you are experiencing hand discomfort and pain, take the first step towards healing by making an appointment with this leading orthopedist today.