If you experience numbness or a tingling sensation in your hand or wrist, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Too much pressure on the median nerve – which provides sensation to your thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of your ring finger – is the main cause of this syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can have severely negative effects on your day-to-day routine or even your career, so it’s important to get the best treatment possible to alleviate symptoms and recover.
Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
You may experience some or all of these symptoms in your thumb, your first three fingers, or your wrist. These symptoms can worsen over time if your wrist is strained or overstretched repeatedly. That’s why it’s important to get professional treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome before symptoms worsen significantly.
Some common activities that may worsen carpal tunnel syndrome include:
Certain medical conditions can make people more susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome, such as:
If your carpal tunnel syndrome is mild, it may be possible to manage your symptoms and treat your syndrome non-surgically.Non-surgical carpal tunnel syndrome treatment and management options include:
If your carpal tunnel syndrome cannot be treated using non-surgical means, surgical treatment is an option. Your doctor will help you decide if surgery is right for you and will provide you with options for surgical treatment.
If you suspect that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, please call Texas Orthopaedic Associates and make an appointment with one of our hand and wrist specialists. They’ll provide you with treatment options and work to get you the relief you seek.