Carpal Tunnel can lead
to a debilitating
condition if it is
Early diagnosis and treatment are
important to avoid irreversible
damage to the median nerve.
We have several treatment
options available based on
your specific diagnosis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand supplying the first four fingers, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms may include pain, weakness, numbness or a tingling, burning sensation in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common condition in which nerves are compressed.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
How did I get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Tunnel syndrome is often the result of repetitive use and movement of the hand and wrist. Other contributing factors include diabetes, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis and genetics.
How is Carpal Tunnel treated?
Carpal tunnel symptoms should not be ignored. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to avoid irreversible damage to the median nerve. Underlying conditions such as diabetes or arthritis should be treated first.
Non-surgical treatments include conservative therapy and ultra sound guidance. Conservative therapy includes immobilizing the wrist in a carpal tunnel splint to rest the affected hand and wrist. Vitamin supplements may ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Ultra sound guidance neurolysis has received a positive response in relieving pressure caused by carpal tunnel. The ultra sound guides the injection in real time to the space next to the nerve. Injecting a combination of saline and steroids mechanically opens the space surrounding the nerve providing immediate relief of tunnel syndrome.
Call us today for an evaluation and treatment plan at 210-615-9800.
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