CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DOCTORS
Have you gradually developed little or no feeling in your fingers or hand? Do you accidentally drop things? Is it hard to do simple hand movements? Do you have tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in your fingers or hand?
If you suffer from constant carpal tunnel syndrome pain, over time it wears you down — physically, mentally, emotionally. Carpal tunnel symptoms are often worse at night because lying down can lead to the accumulation of fluid in the arm and hand, which puts additional pressure on the median nerve.
Our team of award-winning pain relief experts with backgrounds in orthopedics, neurosurgery, pain care, and rehabilitation will create a long term treatment plan individualized to you, your unique pain and your goals. We conquer pain without surgery in most cases using cutting edge pain relief techniques (some of which are completely new to pain care and only offered by our doctors).
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Frequently Asked Questions
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
It is a pretty common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm and is relatively easy to treat using minimally invasive pain care techniques.
Where is the carpal tunnel located?
It is a small passageway on the palm side of your wrist that contains the median nerve.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
CTS occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand, called the median nerve, is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. Acute carpal tunnel pain occurs immediately lasts no longer than 2 months when treated properly. Chronic carpal tunnel pain lasts 6 months or longer. Individuals with seemingly the same kind of carpal tunnel syndrome pain may need different treatments.
How do you treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The treatment option that will work best for your carpal tunnel syndrome depends on your type of pain, how severe it is, and how you respond to pain treatment. Keep in mind, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. If carpal tunnel syndrome is left untreated, it can lead to further weakness and lack of coordination in your fingers and thumb.
What injuries might cause carpal tunnel syndrome?
People suffering from a wrist fracture which can narrow the carpal tunnel and irritate the nerve.
If not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, what else could it be?
Tendonitis has many of the same symptoms. You must allow the doctors at Spine and Wellness Centers of America to make a full diagnosis and offer evidence-based treatment plans in coordination with your individual needs.
Do you have Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Swelling and inflammation can trigger carpal tunnel syndrome pain.