Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve is squeezed together as it passes through an opening from the wrist to the hand. It is more often found in adults than children.
Women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel than men and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Weakness when gripping objects with the hand
- Pain and/or numbness in the hand
- "Pins and needles" feeling in the fingers
- Swollen feeling in the fingers
- Burning or tingling in the fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers
- Pain and/or numbness that is worse at night
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel
- Splinting of the hand
- Anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the swelling
- Surgery to relieve compression on the nerves
- Changing position of a computer keyboard, or other ergonomic change
For information on the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, call 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.