Clearwater Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
What is Carpal Tunnel Release?
Carpal tunnel release is a quick procedure to relieve numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain and weakness in the hand that is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. During a carpal tunnel release procedure, the transverse carpal ligament is cut near the base of the palm, which releases the pressure on the median nerve. This can be performed endoscopically (with a camera) or with a small open incision. The carpal tunnel release procedure relieves pain and helps to prevent future nerve damage.
If you are a loved one are suffering from hand or wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, call Comprehensive Spine Institute today at (727) 300-2537.
How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Not sure if the pain in your wrist is carpal tunnel syndrome or something else? You will need an official diagnosis from a doctor to be sure, but there are causes and symptoms you can take note of. Be sure to tell your doctor of any factors that may contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excess pressure in the wrist and on the median nerve. The most common causes of this swelling are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Repetitious hand/wrist movements
- Broken wrist bones
Sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome generally feel pain in their wrists. This pain can be accompanied by some of these other symptoms:
- Numbness or pain that wakes you at night
- Tingling similar to “pins and needles” sensation
- Stiffness in your fingers
- Numbness/Pain gets worse while you use hand/wrist
- Aching Pain in forearm between elbow and wrist
- Reduced strength or grip in fingers and thumb
Contact our team today if you are experiencing pain, stiffness, or numbness in your hand or wrist.