One of the first signals that you are getting carpal tunnel syndrome is that you start dropping things accidentally. This can get very frustrating to people because they might damage their smartphones or spill coffee on themselves. Dr. Darin Bush, your experienced doctor at Mobility Spine And Sports can treat carpal tunnel syndrome in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
There are nerves and tendons that pass through a space called the carpal tunnel located in the wrist. Because the carpal tunnel is narrow, a major nerve that passes through this tight space can become irritated or compressed, especially with repetitive motions. This can cause numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hand and wrist.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you are experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome on a regular basis, you should visit your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. In mild cases that are caught early, getting rest and wearing a wrist brace can help. If you need more advanced treatment, we offer osteopathic manipulation, neuromuscular re-education, or interventional injections.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms start gradually and include:
- Tingling or numbness- you may notice tingling and numbness in the fingers or hand. The sensation is similar to electricity and may travel from the wrist up the arm. These symptoms often occur while holding a steering wheel or phone, or typing and can wake you from sleep.
- Weakness- weakness in the hand causes you to drop objects due to the effect on the thumb’s pinching muscles, which are also controlled by the median nerve.
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 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, by calling Mobility Spine And Sports at (954) 414-7080 today.