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Hand Numbness

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I am a firm believer in a trial of conservative (non-operative) care prior to proceeding with a surgical procedure. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options have brought relief to my patients suffering from hand numbness.

Allison from Thousand Oaks had suffered from pain and numbness in her hands for years. After surgery with Dr. Cohen, Allison says “I was almost brought to tears … for the rest of my life I don’t have to deal with the pain I was in …”

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Dr. Cohen has extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients who are dealing with hand numbness. Click on each category below to review the information. Feel free to contact us to be seen by Dr. Cohen. We are easily accessible to patients off the 101 freeway in Westlake Village.

Hand numbness is characterized by pain, tingling, and a loss of sensation in the forearm and hand.  It may occur in only one hand, or in both. It is usually caused by compression of one more nerves in your arm and wrist, although there may be other underlying causes. A careful examination and evaluation is required to properly diagnose the cause of numbness of the hand.

Pain, tingling, and a loss of feeling in the hand and fingers are the usual symptoms. There may be a burning feeling, or a pins and needles sensation. In addition, the muscles in the hands and arm may feel weak.

Dr. Cohen will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the cause of hand numbness. Possible underlying causes could include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, a previous injury or illness, or some medications. Treatment will of course depend upon the underlying cause, and could include surgical or non-surgical options, including medication, splinting, hand therapy, ergonomic modifications, and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Cohen is well known for his conservative approach, and does not rush to surgery if non-surgical methods will lead to the proper outcome.

Read, watch, and listen (audio quotes), to what just a few of Dr. Cohen's patients have said:

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Tim had a revision of a previous carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Cohen was able to clean up scar tissue and free the nerve completely. This patient had suffered through 9 previous surgeries before finding Dr. Cohen. Watch their discussion.


Allison from Thousand Oaks had always assumed the pain and numbness in her hands was the result of nerves and tension in her shoulder. When she saw Dr. Cohen, he diagnosed her with carpal tunnel syndrome. After surgery on both sides, she is pain free, and is so grateful to Dr. Cohen and his staff. Here is her story:


Jill from Moorpark suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. On her right hand, she had complete numbness in her thumb, index, and middle finger. Here is her account of her journey to recovery with Dr. Cohen:


Annie from Thousand Oaks was experiencing tingling and numbness in her hand -- she was even beginning to drop things. She went to see Dr. Cohen, who diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome. He performed surgery, and after a short recovery, her hand is back to normal. Hear why she thinks it was "totally worth it."

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