Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: find relief today
What is Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal Tunnel is a pain sensation patients feel when there is a pinched nerve in the wrist. The pain associated with Carpal Tunnel can range from tingling to numbness in the hands and fingers. The side effects are usually gradual and progress over time.
Tingling or numbness
Most of the times this pain sensation is felt in the hand and fingers except for the pinky finger. The pain stimulus can also be felt running the length of the arm in some instances.
The weakness that can be caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is due to the numbness patients often experience in their hands.
Who is at risk? Common causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel pain can be caused by many factors. Some common causes of low back pain are:
- Wrist Fractures
- Sex: Women are at higher risk
- Diabetes or other nerve damaging conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Those who suffer from fluid retention
- Type of work the patient does on a daily basis
Anatomy of the Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel is a passageway that runs from the wrist to the hand. This passageway contains tendons, ligaments and bones. The median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel supplying sensation to the fingers on hands (except the pinky). When the passageway is compressed or compromised, patients often feel side effects to what is known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
How is Carpal Tunnel pain diagnosed?
The best treatment outcomes stem from proper diagnosis. Our expert providers can provide accurate diagnosis and build a treatment plan tailored just to you and your individual needs. Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involves a complete medical history and physical exam to help understand your unique situation You can expect the following:
- Questions about your health history
- Questions about your exercise and activity level
- Questions about any injuries or previous medical conditions
Your provider will conduct a physical examination to evaluate your posture, range of motion, and overall physical condition. Your provider may also order labs to help in the assessment, which may include:
- Evaluation on median nerve
- Nerve Conduction Study
I want relief for my pain. What are my options?
At HPM, we focus on non-surgical pain management treatments. We offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures including:
- Wrist Splinting
- Carpal Tunnel Release surgery as a last resort