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Dr. David Tuckman

Hand Surgery
Great Neck, NY
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Great Neck, NY

Address

600 Northern Blvd, Suite 300, Great Neck, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Great Neck, NY

About

Bio

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Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

196 Answers
104 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Long Time: It is normal for you to have sorness, swelling and stiffness in your hand for many months. Occupational therapy can help get this worked out faster.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
No: It is not normal for your hand to fall asleep. This sounds like carpal tunnel. I would see a hand surgeon for an evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
See a doctor: This is probably just overuse but i would make sure there is nothing else going on. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Splint?: You could try a splint but I have not found that they are very effective. The best treatment is injections of cortisone which has a 70% chance of a co... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Not arthitis: This is probably not arthritis given your age. Sound more like overuse. The best treatment is to stop the offending activity. You can also advil or al... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Any pain?: The head of the ulna can be prominent after a broken wrist. I you are not having any pain i would recommend observation. You do have options if you ar... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Arthritis causes the joint to become inflamed and painful. This can include tenderness when you push on it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: There are small nerves on the back of the hand that can be injured by hitting it on a hard surface. Symptoms include shooting pain and numbness. These... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Probably not: The most common symtome of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the fingers though it can cause pain this is less likely. If you are just having pain... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Quick: Most patients can get back to office work within a couple of days to a week. Back to heavy lifting in 2-4 weeks.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Get an Xray: Get an xray to make sure you don't have a facture that needs treatment.
A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Probably Nothing: Most fractures of the tips of the fingers do not require any specific treatment other than a splint for comfort for a few weeks. I would see a hand su... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
3 months: These require full time splinting for 6-8 weeks and then part time splinting for an additional month. When i say full time i mean full time. If the sp... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Pinched nerve: Based on your symptoms this most likley a condition called a cervical radiculopathy. This is a pinched nerve in the neck that can cause numbness, ting... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Get a diagnosis: I would see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. This could be a number of different conditions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
I can: When carpal tunnel syndrome is mild causes only occasional numbness and tingling in the fingers. Typically the thumb, index, middle and half of the ri... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Symptoms: In general he wanted to get to carpal tunnel syndrome before you have any permanent nerve damage. If the numbness and tingling is getting worse or if... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Not much: Unfortunately there are no topical treatments for ganglions that I have found effective. You can try an aspiration where a needle is inserted into th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Pinched nerve: This is most likely a pinch nerve, either in the neck or in the elbow from a condition called cubital tunnel syndrome. I would start with a hand surge... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Ganglion Cyst: This can be a ganglion cyst, which is a fluid filled sac that comes from the wrist joint. You can try a wrist brace, ice and over-the-counter anti-in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the thumb index middle and ring fingers. If these are the symptoms you are having you can try ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wris... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Not to long: You don't want to wait until the point that you have continuous numbness and tingling. This is a sign of potential permanent nerve damage, carpal tun... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Carpal Tunnel?: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that can cause numbness, tingling, pain and burning in the fingers. Try... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Not really: Unfortunately there were no muscles around the wrist there are only tendons. So you can not gain muscle mass around the wrist the only way to get thi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Raynaud's?: This could be a condition called raynaud's. The arteries in the hands clamped down when exposed to cold. The hands can turn white then red or blue. Th... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Not Just aging: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. See a hand surgeon for a diagnosis. There is treatment availble.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
It dosen't: Compression neuropathies aka pinched nerve can cause symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling in the affected area but does not have any other effects... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Try a brace: The most common compression neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a pinched nerve in the wrist that causes numbness and tingling in her finge... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
It can: Exercise can be beneficial for arthritis it can also cause an acute arthritic flare. I always tell my patients to try light exercise and slowly increa... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is the mainstay of treatment for rotator cuff strains. I personally have not found injections of cortisone very effective.. These ca... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
None: There are tendon and nerve gliding exercises that have been described. I have not found these very effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. You ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
An Xray: There are many types of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis. Given your age it would be unlikely to be arthritis but i would see a doctor and... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
None effective: There are no exercises that have been scientifically shown to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
See a Hand Surgeon: I would recommend you see a hand surgeon because splinting for these has to be done in a very specific way. If not treated correctly you will compromi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Be careful: I am assuming you had surgery, if this is the case be very careful because depending where you are in the healing process the exercises will be differ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Ganglion?: I could be a ganglion cyst which is a fluid filled sac that comes from joints and tendons. The typical treatment is removing the fluid with a needle. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Nothing: There is no treatment to lengthen fingers.
A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
RICE: Most acute arthritic flares can be treated with rest, ice, compresson, and elevation. Over the couter medications such as advil or Aleve (naproxen) ca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Helps the elbow: The brace is called a tennis elbow strap. It can be helpful for tennis elbow but does not help wrist conditions.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Cut Nerve: It sounds like you cut a nerve in your finger. I would see a hand surgeon this week for possible surgical repair.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Move the finger: If you have a lot of stiffness i usually recommend a course of occupational therapy. You can do excersies on your own to get your finger moving. Just ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Only for a short tim: Indomethacin is a very powerful anti inflammatory. It is typically used only for a short time. There are other medications that can be used for longer... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
NSAIDS: Try over the counter anti inflammatory medications such as advil (ibuprofen) (assuming you don't have take any blood thinners or have an ulcer. You ca... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Get evaluated: This could be a number of things before you start splinting see a hand surgeon, this could be the sign of an impending tendon rupture at the wrist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
More information: I need more information about what type of injury you had and what type of surgery is being recommended.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Get a Diagnosis: There are many causes of wrist pain associated with sports activities. Based on the information provided it is hard to pin point what the problem is, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Pinched nerve: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a pinched nerve in the elbow. It typically causes numbness and tingling in the ring and little fingers.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
No: The most effective tool we have in diagnosing wrist conditions is the physical examination. An xray can be beneficial but is not always required.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
To be honest, I don't ever recall receiving medical advice or help from you of any kind, but I'm sure you're great at all that you do! Keep up the good work & Thank you anyway! #nationaldoctorsday2015...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I broke my finger walking my dog, unfortunatly it needed surgery. I saw Dr. Tuckman who fixed it and I was back to work in a two days. Six weeks later I'm back to playing basketball.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tuckman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you ut it turns out I hv Rheumatoid Arthritis and now officially hv carpel tunnel as well. But thanks for the 5 month old answer
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I trust my ortho Doc but didn't believe I'd still have this much pain
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll try to get more references about this pain I'm experiencing.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Residency

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Awards

http://health.usnews.com/top-doctors/david-tuckman-hand-surgeon-108CC000866
http://www.castleconnolly.com/doctors/full.cfm?source=ccm&doctorID=108CC000866
Top Hand Surgeon , First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

North Shore Manhasset
Long Island Jewish
St. Francis Hospital
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