Doctor Q&A for Dr. Robert Gluck

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Likely unrelated: Likely unrelated to the carpal tunnel. The more common issue with bending of fingers that can come on out of the blue is flexor tendonitis, more commo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Cyst when pregnant: Elective, non-urgent, procedures are avoided during pregnancy, with concerns as to minimizing any risk to the fetus. If symptomatic and if truly a ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Ulnar nerve issues: One of the important nerves to the hand, the ulnar nerve, sits on the inside of the elbow & can get irritated. This can happen in several ways, often ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Fracture: Healing is ususally complete within the first 2 months, but not always. And occasionally bones heal but in the wrong position. So, the first question ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Ganglion Cyst: Ganglion cysts will fluctuate in size, but can still remain symptomatic when smaller. In fact some of the more painful ones are not even seen. Also, t ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthritis: Systemic steroids for arthritis, if given at all, are typically taken by mouth. Steroid injections for arthritis are typically given "locally" i.E in ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Wrist pain: If you broke your wrist when you were 9, then typically it would feel better now with most "routine" fractures. Hard to say what's going on, but witho ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Chronic tendonitst: Depends to some degree on the type of tendonitis. First, confirm the diagnosis. If truly chronic tendonitis, resting the body part may not help but po ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb injury: Minor cuts can lead to major problems and especially in the thumb which is of course of major significance to hand function. Given the history you giv ... Read More
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