Dr. A. Lee Osterman’s PHSC profile article was featured in the latest issue of Chester County Life magazine
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when the median nerve – one of the major nerves to the hand – is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. In addition to the numbness and tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause swelling, weakness, and nighttime pain. Patients sometimes describe dropping things unexpectedly and may have difficulty with buttoning shirts, tying shoelaces, or handling loose change.
At our various tennis elbow treatment centers in Wilkes Barre, King of Prussia, Paoli, Cherry Hill, and other communities throughout PA and NJ, we regularly treat patients who come to us with persistent elbow pain. However, many folks don’t realize that tennis elbow is not the only form of elbow tendinitis — ever heard of golfer’s elbow? Here, we briefly explain the difference between these two types of tendinitis and offer insight into the treatment options.