Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating disorder that afflicts more than one million people. It is the result of a pinching of the median nerve in the hand, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and inflammation.
Hand doctors at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists provide a variety of treatment options, from conservative care to advanced surgical techniques. Conservative treatments are done first and will progress to more aggressive techniques if symptoms persist.
- Anti-inflammatory medications help decrease symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
- A wrist brace improves stabilization
- Cortisone injections reduce inflammation
However, if conservative methods fail to provide relief, surgery may be necessary.