Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?


Feeling numbness, weakness, or a tingling sensation in your index finger or thumb? Do you have a feeling that the grip of one of your hands has become weak? The reason can be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Carpal Tunnel is a space in your wrist through which the median nerve passes. The tunnel is a semi-circled space with bones at the sides and the bottom held together by ligaments. The median nerve present in this tunnel is not only connected to the thumb, index, middle and ring finger, but also to the forearm and wrist. When this nerve gets pinched or pressed it causes numbness, tingling sensation, and discomfort in the fingers and the wrist region, hindering the normal functioning of our hands.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


There are many underlying reasons that cause Carpal Tunnel. It might get triggered due to pre-existing conditions that can cause inflammation in the wrist like:

  • Thyroid imbalance

  • Arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis of gout

  • Diabetes

  • Fluid retention

  • High blood pressure

  • Alcoholism

  • Fracture or injury in the wrist


Activities like prolonged typing, overuse of wrists, continuous high-impact activities like hammering also cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

 

Cure Carpal Tunnel at Dunes Pain


At Dunes Pain Clinic, we are experts in getting our patients relieved from carpal tunnel. For mild cases, we generally go for conservative treatment methods like ice-packs or wrist splints that keep the wrist in position. Over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication might also be prescribed along with conservative therapies. Patients may be advised to take breaks from activities involving wrists, changing their posture, using ergonomic keyboards or mouse, and keeping their hands warm. Patients usually experience relief after undergoing these treatment methods.

However, if the symptoms are severe and persist, minimally invasive therapies like steroid injections and anti-inflammatory drugs might be administered into the wrist so as to provide relief. This therapy method might require multiple rounds of injections being given to providing relief from the pain and discomfort.
In some cases, minimally invasive surgery might be performed in which a small portion of the ligament pressing the nerve is cut to reduce the pressure from the median nerve. The results of this method are generally positive.

Call Dunes Pain Clinic to get your appointment fixed!

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