Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and possibly patterns of hand use.

Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway — about as big around as your thumb – located on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and nine tendons that bend your fingers. Compression of the nerve produces the numbness, pain and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome.

Fortunately, for most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually can relieve the pain and numbness and restore normal use of their wrists and hands.

Causes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors that increase pressure on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel, rather than a problem with the nerve itself. Most likely the disorder is due to a congenital predisposition. Other contributing factors include trauma or injury to the wrist that cause swelling, such as sprain or fracture. It can also be caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy and obesity

Treatment

Treatment usually starts conservatively. Our doctor has to examine the patient and recommend conservative treatments initially. Surgery is recommended only if the symptoms persist. Surgery involves severing the band of tissue around the wrist to reduce pressure on the median nerve due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

So make an appointment with us today. The sooner you start seeking consultation with our experienced doctor, the sooner you’re recover from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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