Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve gets compressed near the wrist joint. This often causes a numb and tingling sensation in the thumb and index finger and may also be associated with weakness of grip.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Difficulty holding things
  • Pain or numbness feeling in the palm of the hand and thumb or the index and middle fingers
  • Tingling in the arm
  • Weakness in your hand

Comprehensive Care

Our team-based approach pools the knowledge of surgical and non-surgical specialists together so we can provide patients with personalized care and treatment for the best possible outcomes.

How do you diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

After discussing symptoms with a doctor, the following tests may be performed:

  • Electromyogram
  • MRI
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray

Additional/Related Procedures?

After a patient is diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, there are both nonsurgical and surgical therapy options available.

It is very common for carpal tunnel syndrome to get worse with time. It is important to treat the condition, as it can lead to permanent loss of function in the hand.

Nonsurgical therapy:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Nerve gliding exercises
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Steroid injections
  • Wrist splinting

Surgical therapy:

  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Open carpal tunnel release
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Our team of board-certified hand surgeons, wrist surgeons and support staff specialize in the most advanced orthopedic surgeries and treatments available and have received training from some of the top programs in the nation.

Excellence

Our team of experienced orthopedic specialists are skilled in the latest uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat common and complex orthopedic conditions, creating individualized treatment plans for each patient.

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Our team-based approach pools the knowledge of surgical and non-surgical specialists together so we can provide patients with personalized care and treatment for the best possible outcomes.

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Our highly skilled team of orthopedic specialists perform more than 10,000 procedures every year. We provide exceptional treatment and personalized care for all types of bone and joint conditions helping patients recover as quickly and safely as possible to regain mobility and quality of life.

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