Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which a compressed or pinched nerve in the wrist causes pain, discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the hands, wrists, or forearms. Individuals with the condition sometimes find it difficult to perform certain activities, such as typing or gripping objects. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated through a variety of methods. Dr. Darin Bush, the experienced doctor at Mobility Spine And Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, diagnoses and treats carpal tunnel syndrome.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
The primary cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressed or pinched nerve in the wrist. Inside the wrist is a passageway called the carpal tunnel. If this passageway becomes swollen, it puts pressure on the median nerve, which runs along the arm from the spine to the hand. The nerve can become compressed when the carpal tunnel is swollen. Swelling of the carpal tunnel is often caused by the performance of repetitive motions, such as typing. When the median nerve is pinched or compressed by the carpal tunnel, pain and other symptoms can develop.
What are the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with pain in the hands, wrists, or forearms. Other symptoms include tingling or numbness in these areas, as well as a pins and needles sensation. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also cause weakness in the hands or wrists, and affect coordination. Some individuals with this condition also experience pain in the hands at night.
What treatments are there for carpal tunnel syndrome?
It is essential to seek professional treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with the condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome could potentially result in permanent damage to the hands if left untreated. Treatment options include anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, special stretches, or wearing a splint, as well as icing and resting the affected area.
In more severe cases, carpal tunnel surgery might be necessary. We utilize several methods for treating carpal tunnel syndrome at our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our skilled doctor can recommend a specific approach for you.
You do not have to live with the pain or discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome. Several treatment options are available to help you heal and find relief from the pain. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bush for help treating your carpal tunnel syndrome by calling Mobility Spine And Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 414-7080.