Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of nerve damage affecting about 3-6% of adults in the United States. Louis Rose, MD, and the highly-trained providers at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. treat carpal tunnel syndrome in patients of all ages at their clinic in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx in New York City. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually gets worse without treatment, so call or book an appointment online today.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in your wrist. The main nerve that goes to your hand (median nerve) and nine tendons that bend and flex your fingers and thumb travel through this tight tunnel.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets pinched. This can occur when the tissues around the tendons swell and put pressure on the nerve. When the nerve is compressed, you may feel pain, tingling, and numbness in your hand and fingers.
Anything that irritates or squeezes the median nerve can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Factors that may contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome include:
You may be more likely to develop this condition if you were born with smaller carpal tunnels.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome usually appear gradually and include:
Many people find that shaking out their hands provides temporary relief from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
First, your provider at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. reviews your medical history and carefully examines your hand and wrist. They may take tests to measure how well your median nerve is functioning, such as a nerve conduction study.
After diagnosing your condition, your provider develops an individualized treatment plan. If your condition is mild, they may recommend non-surgical treatments, such as:
If your symptoms persist after a period of conservative treatment, Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. may recommend surgery.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is easiest to treat when caught early. Call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., or book an appointment online today.