What will happen if carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated?

What will happen if carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated?If carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated, it will usually get worse to where you have constant numbness or tingling, and eventually there will be irreversible nerve damage that will disrupt your hand function. Fortunately, this is very rare, as you have to neglect your carpal tunnel syndrome for a very long time before irreversible damage starts. As an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, I rarely see those who have let their carpal...

How do you treat bursitis of the shoulder?

How do you treat bursitis of the shoulder?Bursitis of the shoulder is best treated by physical therapy focusing on posterior capsular stretching, rotator cuff strengthening, and periscapular stabilization. Oftentimes, a steroid injection into the subacromial space of the shoulder will also provide tremendous relief. As an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, I like to inject the subacromial space and then send my patients to physical therapy. Almost all of my patients get better with this...

Why does my scapula hurt?

Why does my scapula hurt?Your scapula likely hurts because your scapular biomechanics are off, which is causing abnormal movements, which can cause pain.  As an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, Colorado, I frequently treat people who have pain in and around their scapula or shoulder blade. Pain from an abnormally moving scapula can often be missed, and can present as middle back pain, when it is actually coming from the scapula. I frequently see patients who have been seen somewhere...

What happens if Morton’s neuroma goes untreated?

What happens if a Morton's neuroma goes untreated?If a Morton’s neuroma goes untreated it will likely continue to cause you pain, which could get worse, and could cause permanent sensory nerve damage to your toes. That being said, many get better without surgery, and all you may need to do is change the type of shoes you wear. This is almost always what I first recommend in my orthopedic surgery practice in Colorado Springs.  Does Morton’s neuroma go away? A Morton’s neuroma will not go away...

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