Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Numbness, tingling, pain and weakness in the fingers, wrist and hand are typical symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The increase of jobs that require daily typing have made this one of the most common workplace injuries. Repetitive motion that irritates the median nerve that serves the hand and wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team at Medici Spine & Pain offers conservative and non-invasive treatments for those with this painful and frustrating condition.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is applied to the median nerve when passing through the carpal tunnel. This tunnel is formed by bone and ligaments, allowing the median nerve and tendons to pass through the wrist. The median nerve affects the thumb, pointer, middle and ring fingers, as well as the wrist.
Jobs or activities that require excessive and repetitive finger and wrist motion can irritate the components in the carpal tunnel. Typing or computer work is a well-known source of carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are many other activities that can cause this condition. Plus, some health issues like diabetes, arthritis and hypothyroidism can lead to a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Surgery is used for severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, but it should always be the last option. There are many conservative and non-invasive treatments that can minimize pain, weakness and numbness while improving the dexterity of the fingers, hand and wrist. Our medical team can create a treatment plan for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome to manage pain and improve function. This may include physical therapy, injections, occupational therapy and splints, which can reduce pressure on the median nerve.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or have symptoms of this condition, come see us at Medici Spine & Pain. We offer treatments that can manage pain and improve function without the need for surgery.