Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common hand and wrist disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repeated use injury, resulting from excessive hand movement and bending at the wrist, resulting in pressure on the median nerve. Our team at Caliber Pain™ offers effective carpal tunnel syndrome treatment for patients at our advanced medical facility in Midtown Manhattan.
The carpal tunnel is a space created by the carpal bones and ligaments in the wrist. This “tunnel” allows the median nerve and flexor tendons to pass through the wrist without impingement. The carpal tunnel resides on the inside of the wrist. When the hands consistently are used with the wrist bent forward, it can cause damage to the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel can narrow, putting pressure on the flexor tendons and median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are many hand and wrist disorders that can impact finger and hand function. Carpal tunnel syndrome specifically impacts the tendons and median nerve that pass through this space in the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Pain or numbness in the thumb, pointer and middle finger
- Weakness in the hand
- Decreased feeling in the fingertips
- Difficulty gripping, writing, typing or other types of hand dexterity tasks
Carpal tunnel syndrome usually begins with tingling and slight numbness, worsening to result in loss of dexterity and increased pain or numbness. Conservative treatments can be effective in relieving symptoms and may prevent the need for surgery. Our medical experts at Caliber Pain™ can create a personalized treatment plan for carpal tunnel syndrome to relieve discomfort and improve hand function at our clinic in New York City.
If you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and want to explore conservative treatment options, contact Caliber Pain™ to schedule an evaluation and consultation.