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Nerve Pain Relief
Los Angeles

Upper extremity pain refers to discomfort or pain in the arms, shoulders, wrists, or hands. The condition can significantly affect an individual’s daily life, limiting their ability to perform routine tasks or engage in physical activities. The Nerve Institute, led by Dr. Mytien Goldberg, is a specialized medical center that offers advanced diagnostic and surgical options for nerve pain relief in Los Angeles.

What is Upper Extremity Pain?

Upper extremity pain refers to any discomfort or pain experienced in the arms, shoulders, and hands. This type of pain can be caused by various factors, including nerve damage, injury, overuse, repetitive strain injury, arthritis, trauma, or inflammation.  The upper extremity is innervated by a complex network of nerves, including the brachial plexus, median nerve, and ulnar nerve. These nerves play a critical role in the sensation and movement of the upper extremities. When these nerves are damaged or compressed, they can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected area.

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Symptoms of Upper Extremity Pain:

  • Pain, discomfort, or tenderness in the arms, shoulders, or hands
  • Numbness or tingling sensations in the affected area
  • Weakness or difficulty moving the arms, shoulders, or hands
  • Stiffness or reduced range of motion in the affected joints
  • Swelling or inflammation in the affected area
  • Discoloration or changes in skin temperature in the affected area
  • Fatigue or weakness in the affected muscles, particularly with repetitive tasks
  • Difficulty with gripping or holding objects or performing fine motor tasks
  • Worsening pain with certain activities or movements
  • Pain that persists or worsens over time

To learn more about nerve pain relief in Los Angeles, contact us today for an appointment.

How Nerve Damage Causes Upper Extremity Pain

Nerves are a crucial component of the body’s nervous system, responsible for transmitting signals between the brain, spinal cord, and various parts of the body. Nerves consist of a bundle of fibers called axons, which are surrounded by protective sheaths called myelin. This myelin sheath helps to insulate the nerve fibers and enhance the transmission of electrical signals.

Nerve damage can occur due to various factors, such as trauma, repetitive stress injuries, infections, or diseases. When a nerve is damaged, it can disrupt the normal transmission of signals, leading to a wide range of symptoms, including upper extremity pain. There are several possible root causes of nerve damage that can lead to upper extremity pain, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: compression of the median nerve in the wrist
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome: compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome: compression of the nerves in the shoulder area
  • Radial tunnel syndrome: compression of the radial nerve near the elbow
  • Brachial plexus injury: damage to the nerves that originate in the neck

In addition to these conditions, nerve damage can also result from general wear and tear over time, leading to a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. Whatever the underlying cause, we will help you with nerve pain relief in Los Angeles.

Pain After Failed Carpal or Cubital Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel release and cubital tunnel release are common surgical procedures used to alleviate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, respectively. These conditions are caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist or the ulnar nerve at the elbow, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in the hands and arms.

Although carpal and cubital tunnel release surgeries are generally successful, there are instances where patients may experience continued pain or recurrence of symptoms after the procedure. This is referred to as pain after failed carpal or cubital tunnel release. There are several reasons why a patient may experience persistent pain, including:

  • Incomplete release of the compressed nerve
  • Scar tissue formation around the nerve
  • Nerve damage during the surgery
  • Inflammation or swelling in the affected area
  • Underlying medical conditions that contribute to nerve damage or neuropathy
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Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Goldberg

The Nerve Institute, led by Dr. Mytien Goldberg, is here to help if you are experiencing upper extremity pain. Dr. Goldberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in nerve pain relief in Los Angeles. At The Nerve Institute, we are dedicated to providing personalized care to alleviate nerve pain and improve our patient’s quality of life. We understand how debilitating this pain can be and are here to diagnose and provide surgical solutions. If you are experiencing pain from some other part of the body, such as leg pain after orthopedic surgery or peroneal nerve compression, we have treatment for that as well. So matter your pain, schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

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