Nerve Entrapment Release
Nerves that become entrapped or compressed can result in both localized and referred pain or weakness. With percutaneous (through the skin) hydrodissection (to separate with fluid), we are able to precisely place a needle with the use of ultrasound guidance to diagnose and treat many forms of pain and restriction. When properly performed, most patients experience minimal to no discomfort during these procedures.
Release The Pressure On Your Nerves
Lets look at a common issue such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to better illustrate this. In CTS, the median nerve becomes constricted and swollen as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, thereby causing pain, stiffness, weakness and numbness. Using ultrasound imaging in the office, we can identify this nerve and where it is restricted or “stuck” and swollen. Using this same ultrasound, a needle can be guided towards the area of concern, and a small amount of fluid can be used to essentially push the restricted tissues apart, “unsticking” the nerve and allowing for improved function, swelling and pain. We can apply these same techniques to tendons, muscle, and fascia.
Another example is heel pain. Most people associate heel pain with either a bone spur or plantar fasciitis. We will be able to discern if it is either of these structures causing pain, or if it is a commonly entrapped nerve that goes to that area which is causing the pain.