Michael J. Feldman, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael J. Feldman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Compression Neuropathies Specialist

As a leading orthopedic surgeon in the Beverly Hills, CA, area, Dr. Feldman provides safe, effective treatment for a wide array of compression neuropathies, including carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.

Compression Neuropathies

by Michael J. Feldman, MD

What is a compression neuropathy?

Also called entrapment neuropathies, a compression neuropathy is a painful condition that develops when a nerve becomes “pinched” or compressed by surrounding structures.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed or squeezed as it passes through the tunnel of soft tissue called the carpal tunnel, located at the wrist. Symptoms can include numbness, burning or tingling sensations, primarily in the thumb, index and middle fingers, and also in the palm. Some people experience a weakened grip or loss of sensation in the affected area.

What is cubital tunnel syndrome?

Cubital tunnel syndrome is also called ulnar nerve entrapment. While the ulnar nerve can become entrapped at different locations, cubital tunnel syndrome occurs specifically at the elbow as the nerve passes through a series of structures that comprise called the cubital tunnel located on the inside of the elbow. Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve is compressed, usually by soft tissue that has become inflamed. It can also occur from prolonged periods of leaning on your elbow and from irritation.

How are compression neuropathies treated?

Some mild compression neuropathies in their earliest stages can be treated conservatively with cortisone injections, rest, splinting and application of ice, but when conditions are advanced, surgery may be needed to release the fibrous “tunnel” tissue to relieve pressure on the nerve. Dr. Feldman also does minimally invasive or endoscopic carpal tunnel release which is less painful, provides a more aesthetic scar and allows a significantly faster return to work or recreational activities than the traditional open carpal tunnel release.

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Dr. Feldman accepts most major insurance providers. For questions regarding your specific plan, please call your insurance provider.

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    "Warm, personable, extremely smart and at the top of his game, don't waste your time looking for anyone else and just go to Dr Feldman."

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    "Dr. Feldman and his staff are awesome. Dr. F did a tendonitis release on my wrist in 2013 and I had great results afterwards. "

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Location
Michael Feldman, MD
8641 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-819-4969
Fax: 310-855-7205
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