Posted on August 10, 2016 under Carpal Tunnel
Many people struggle with the painful symptoms of Carpal Tunnel. There are varying degrees of Carpal Tunnel and various factors which can contribute to causing it. Often people who drive long distances, do repetitive movements on a daily basis, have certain health conditions and women in their 40’s-60’s are at the most risk for developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is consistent pressure on the median nerve due to a swelling of the nerve or tendons. Many people who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome experience tingling, pain and even loss of feeling or control of their hands and wrists.
How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For people with moderate cases of Carpal Tunnel, treatment can be found through either abstaining from the movements for some time or, if that is not possible, using stabilizing braces to keep pressure off of the nerve. In some more severe cases, however, these preventative and stabilizing measures may not be sufficient enough, particularly if there is already nerve damage or if you are unable to work or sleep due to the pain and lack of strength or sensation in your wrists and hands.
The Next Step
There is a surgical treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that, while not effective for everyone, has a high success rate of 85% of patients who received the treatment reporting a substantial relief of their symptoms. If you feel you have exhausted your options for non-surgical treatment for your Carpal Tunnel syndrome and are ready to explore if surgical treatment may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation.