RRMG Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A common condition that is caused by pressure on the nerve that runs through the wrist, causing pain and weakness in the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful, progressive condition that can cause tingling and numbness in your hand and wrist.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment at Rogers Regenerative Medical Group
The carpel tunnel is surrounded by the bones at the bottom of the wrist and a ligament across the top. Inside this thin passageway runs the median nerve that supplies feeling to the fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when tendons, muscles or ligaments inside the wrist swell, compressing the nerve inside the carpel tunnel.
If left untreated, the median nerve can become trapped against the transverse carpal ligament at the top of the wrist until it can no longer function, causing loss of grip and numbness.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome can be caused by many health issues and injuries including; fractures, sprains, arthritis, thyroid problems, diabetes, kidney issues, tendonitis, pregnancy, work stress, menopause, cysts or tumours. Sometimes, no cause will be found at all.
The main symptoms of the condition are numbness and pain in the palm of the hands and fingers, particularly at night. However, the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can also include; loss of grip or movement of the hand and wrist, pins and needles, shooting pains from the wrist, weakening of the hand, and pain into the shoulder or arm.
If you think you may have carpal tunnel syndrome it’s important to have the condition diagnosed and treated as early as possible to prevent permanent damage.
Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome
Although the pain and numbness from carpel tunnel syndrome may seem manageable initially, if left untreated the pain can increase and cause long-term nerve damage.
Rogers Regenerative Medical Group provides various treatment options following the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. These may vary depending on the patient’s needs but can include
Further tests to identify any underlying causes.
Wearing a splint at night to help keep the wrist straight and stop a prolonged bent position putting unnecessary stress on the area.
Corticosteroid injections into the carpal tunnel to reduce inflammation.
Surgery; if other treatments have not worked. Surgery is usually performed under local or regional anaesthetic.
Resting the affected hand to relieve painful symptoms and aid in reducing inflammation.
Anti-inflammatory medicines such as naproxen or ibuprofen to relieve pain and swelling.
Physiotherapy to stretch and strengthen the wrist. Your physiotherapist may also give you exercises to perform at home.
Dr. KATARINA JANKOVIC
Dr Katarina Jankovic is a Consultant Anaesthetist who, with her highly specialised skillset and incredible passion for treating patients, brings a wealth of expertise to the Pain Management service at the Rogers Regenerative Medical Group
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