Peripheral Nerve Conditions

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Foroohar treats conditions affecting the peripheral nervesin the arms and hands, and legs and feet. Peripheral nerve conditions are very common. They can be related to repetitive use, work injuries or age.

The most common peripheral nerve conditions seen are carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy. Dr. Foroohar treats these conditions with surgery to release the nerve.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that produces numbness, tingling, burning or aching pain in the fingers and hand. This condition results when the median nerve is compressed or damaged at the wrist.

What is ulnar neuropathy?

Ulnar neuropathy is a neurological condition caused by entrapment or pinching of the ulnar nerve at the elbow or wrist. The result is numbness and tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers and arm.