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By Pedro J. Loredo, M.D. III
November 29, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Hand Surgeon   Ganglion Cyst  

Anytime you have an unknown bump on your hands or wrists, it can be concerning. To make sure your bump is correctly diagnosed and treated, seeking expert medical advice from Dr. Pedro Loredo, a hand surgeon at the Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX, is a great place to start. You may have a ganglion cyst, which could require the skills of a hand surgeon or less invasive treatment. The best way to know is to schedule an appointment today.  

Where Ganglion Cysts Usually Appear

Ganglion cysts, which are benign, typically appear in areas where there are joints and tendons, particularly if that area has experienced trauma. Because this makes them common in the wrist or foot area, they may stick out and get bumped during daily activities. If this is the case and your ganglion cyst is causing pain, you may require foot or hand surgery to remove the cyst. 

Remove it or Leave it Alone?

Any time you notice an unusual growth, it is important to have it checked out by medical professionals. Don't be wary of visiting a doctor because you worry about needing surgery. Many kinds of cysts are benign and do not require surgery to treat them. It is essential to your good health that you get a diagnosis and treatment advice from a reputable and knowledgeable medical expert. 

A ganglion cyst is just a sack of fluid that often forms near joints. Men and women of all ages can develop them, and they are not usually painful. Their size can increase over time, which means they can become painful. If the location of the cyst is interfering with normal movement or has grown quickly, you can consult with a hand surgeon at Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX, about the best course of treatment. 

If surgery is indicated, there are a few different options. Your doctor may first aspirate the cyst to drain the fluid and reduce its size, which may alleviate some pain. It is possible that the cyst may swell if fluid accumulates again. To keep a ganglion cyst in the hand or wrist area from coming back, a hand surgeon will attempt to remove the cyst's stem for a better chance at eliminating the cyst completely. 

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loredo at Loredo Hand Care Institute for a hand surgeon in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX. Contact us at (972) 939-4974 for an appointment today, so we can help you continue to enjoy life!

By Pedro J. Loredo, M.D. III
November 08, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Elbow Pain   Hand Pain  

Are you suffering from hand and elbow pain? The Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX can help. Dr. Pedro Loredo is experienced in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other forms of Osteoarthritis.

What is Osteoarthritis in the Upper Limbs?

This is a form of arthritis that is also referred to as “wear and tear” of the joints. It is a type of degenerative joint disease involving the cartilage that smoothly covers the surface of the bone. Osteoarthritis can cause severe hand and elbow pain. In Grapevine, Serving Dallas, TX, is the Loredo Hand Care Institute. Dr. Pedro Loredo understands how painful the results of wear and tear of these joints are. He knows how to handle and reduce the swelling, stiffness, and pain of Osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Some of the most prevalent symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include: 

  • A feeling in the fingers, thumb, and palm that is tingling or numb. 
  • Weakness of the muscles, or an inability to grip effectively. 
  • The wrist, forearm, and hand may experience discomfort or pain. 
  • Elbow pain, or pain in the last two fingers--this may increase with inactivity. 
  • Tenderness of the elbow’s joint. 

How to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

If you have hand and elbow pain, Dr. Loredo and his staff can help you manage it. We understand how painful Osteoarthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are. Therefore, we work hard to help find ways to alleviate it. 

The pain can be modified by wearing a splint or brace to limit certain movements of the hand and wrist. Patients may also participate in physical therapy and take pain medication to aid in managing the effects. 

If physical therapy, splints, and/or braces do not relieve the pain, then you might require another procedure. The symptoms may be eliminated because this procedure enlarges the ulnar or carpal tunnel.  

Contact Us

Call Dr. Loredo at the Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX at 972-939-4974. There is no reason why you should continue to suffer from hand and elbow pain due to Osteoarthritis. A friendly staff member can schedule you a consultation appointment to find out how you can manage your osteoarthritis pain. 

By Pedro J. Loredo, M.D. III
August 10, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Carpal Tunnel  

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that is experienced by many people globally, and it manifests as pain or weakness in the hand and wrist. This occurs because of high pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, which is responsible for sensation in the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger. The Loredo Hand Care Institute, in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, is ready to attend to any questions and/or concerns pertaining to carpal tunnel syndrome.

The carpal tunnel is essentially a small tube within the wrist that gives way for the median nerve and other ligaments to connect the hand to the forearm. When too much pressure is applied to this region, there may be uncomfortable sensations such as numbing, tingling, and pain.

Signs and Symptoms

Carpal tunnel syndrome has two main symptoms, including:

  • Tingling/numbness. If you are experiencing tingling and/or numbness in your thumb, index, middle, ring finger, or your entire hand, you may be experiencing this syndrome. These symptoms can also go up to your arm. Please consult The Loredo Hand Care Institute, at Grapevine, Dallas, TX, to be sure.
  • Weakness. The numbness may result in feelings of weakness, such that you are unable to proceed with daily tasks that involve holding objects or using your thumb.

Prevention tips

There are a few ways to prevent the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome, including:

  • Relaxing your hand. If you write a lot, take some time to stretch out your hand or use a bigger pen with a softer grip.
  • Take breaks. Relax your hand and also take frequent breaks (minutes).
  • Form. Do not bend your wrist too much.
  • Posture. Having bad posture can definitely affect your wrist and cause neck pain too, so make sure you are sitting correctly.
  • Change the computer mouse. It may not be comfortable, so change it to a size that is better.
  • Warmth. Keeping your hand warm can help.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and uncomfortable occurrence and would require some medical attention. The Loredo Hand Care Institute, in Grapevine ( serving patients in the Dallas area near the Grapevine office location), Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, is ready to attend to your needs! Book your appointment today at (972) 939-4974, and relieve your symptoms.





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