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Non-Surgical Treatment for Nerve and Tendon Injuries

An injury can slow you down and make recreational activities difficult or impossible. Furthermore, if your condition affects the nerves and/or tendons of your upper extremities, your ability to work may be reduced or eliminated. Fortunately, nerves and tendons typically can heal on their own with a little help. At the Hand Center of Nevada, our board certified orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. George Gluck and Dr. James Vahey, offer a wide range of minimally invasive treatments that are designed to restore function and to improve comfort with excellent results.

There are many conditions that are caused by injured, irritated, or torn tendons or nerves, including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, biceps rupture, and rotator cuff tears, to name just a few. At HCON, we believe conservative treatments can achieve great things, which is why we utilize tried-and-true methods like physical therapy, rest, and ice packs before investigating more aggressive techniques. Some of the therapies we often suggest for your condition during your initial consultation may include:

  • Bracing/splits
  • Therapeutic or strengthening exercises
  • Periods of inactivity/rest
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Icing/heat
  • Electrical stimulation

With time, a little patience, and the right combination of conservative therapies, your nerve or tendon injury could resolve on its own. However, should non-surgical approaches prove ineffective, our orthopaedic surgeons are extensively trained in leading minimally invasive surgical techniques. For more information about our options for nerve and tendon injuries, please contact us today. We can answer questions or help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Gluck or Dr. Vahey.