Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hands, wrists, and arms. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway that protects the main nerve (the median nerve) in the hand, and nine tendons that bend fingers. This syndrome usually develops when the median nerve in the wrist becomes "pinched" or compressed.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Causes

Lifestyle choices or patterns of hand use are considered common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Other causes may include a wrist fracture or rheumatoid arthritis.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome may include tingling or numbness in the fingers and hand, numbness that travels up the arm, weakness in your hands, difficulty gripping or holding small objects like a pen or cup, or dull, throbbing pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Treatments

Treatment for carpel tunnel syndrome may include avoiding activities that may worsen symptoms, rest, ice, and compression. Wrist splinting and joint injections have also been considered effective treatment options.

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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