Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent condition characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand through the carpal tunnel—a narrow passageway in the wrist—becomes compressed or irritated. Symptoms of CTS typically develop gradually and may include numbness or tingling in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers, weakness or clumsiness in the hand, and pain that radiates up the arm. These symptoms can worsen at night or during activities involving repetitive wrist movements, such as typing or driving.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, we specialize in diagnosing and treating carpal tunnel syndrome, offering patients comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and improve hand function. Diagnosis of CTS typically involves a thorough assessment of symptoms, a physical examination, and may include nerve conduction studies to evaluate nerve function accurately.

Treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome vary depending on the severity of symptoms and individual patient factors. Conservative measures such as rest, wrist splinting, medication, and hand exercises may be recommended for mild to moderate cases to alleviate symptoms and improve function. Corticosteroid injections into the carpal tunnel can help reduce inflammation and provide temporary relief for some patients.

In cases where conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief, surgical intervention may be considered. Carpal tunnel release surgery involves cutting the ligament that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel to alleviate pressure on the median nerve. This procedure is often highly effective in relieving symptoms and improving hand function, with most patients experiencing significant improvement following surgery.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, our experienced orthopedic surgeons and specialized team are dedicated to providing personalized care to patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. We work closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to their individual needs and goals, with the aim of reducing symptoms and improving hand function.

If you are experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital. We are committed to helping you find relief from your symptoms and regain function in your hand and arm.