Although men develop carpal tunnel syndrome, women are three times more likely than men to endure the pain and tingling caused by nerve compression. The doctors at Orthocenter have helped many patients prevent permanent damage, maintain full function, and achieve long-term relief from carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have questions about wrist pain or you’d like to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices in Red Bank, Morganville, and Holmdel, New Jersey.
The median nerve travels down each arm and into your hands, passing through a narrow channel in your wrists called the carpal tunnel. When the nerve is compressed inside the channel, you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
You may inherit a small wrist that’s more susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve also becomes pinched by:
Carpal tunnel symptoms develop very slowly, so at first, your symptoms will be mild. Over time, you’ll begin to experience:
When it goes untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome may cause permanent nerve damage and muscle wasting or loss.
When the doctors at Orthocenter diagnose your carpal tunnel syndrome at an early stage, they may recommend one or more of these conservative treatments:
If conservative options don’t lessen your pain, your doctor at Orthocenter may recommend a surgical procedure called carpal tunnel release.
Whenever possible, carpal tunnel surgery is done with endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery. Your doctor inserts a long, thin endoscope through a small incision on your wrist.
Using the camera and lighting in the endoscope, your doctor has a magnified view inside your wrist. Then tiny surgical tools are inserted through a second small incision and are used to cut tissues and eliminate pressure on the nerve.
As soon as you notice wrist pain or tingling, call Orthocenter, or book an appointment online to get early treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.