WHAT IS IT?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist. It causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression in the carpal tunnel. It is often caused by overuse in an office setting such as typing, or heavy computer work. There is often night pain, and occasional weakness noted. While nonsurgical treatment may work for a while many patients do go on to need a carpal tunnel release surgery.
WHAT CAN BE DONE ?
At Wake Sports Medicine in Raleigh , NC we will suggest a comprehensive plan for your carpal tunnel syndrome. This may include:
Rest and guidance on limitations of activity
Referral to an Orthopedic Surgeon when nonsurgical treatment is no longer working