Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

What happens if you decide not to seek treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Matthew Cavo what happens when cubital tunnel syndrome is not treated. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What happens if you decide not to seek treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

If you're experiencing numbness and tingling in your hand, and especially if it's been diagnosed as cubital tunnel, it's important to follow up on treatment. The numbness and tingling can get worse, and can become a permanent numbness in a patients hand. And the weakness that people experience in their hand often progresses, and can lead to complete atrophy of multiple muscles in the hand.

 

If you're experiencing numbness and tingling in your hand, and especially if it's been diagnosed as cubital tunnel, it's important to follow up on treatment. The numbness and tingling can get worse, and the numbness can become permanent. The weakness that people experience in the hand often progresses and can lead to complete atrophy of multiple muscles in the hand.

Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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