ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS: CARPAL TUNNEL
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that creates a feeling of numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hands. This happens due to built up pressure on your median nerve which runs the length of your arm and into the carpal tunnel located on your wrists and ends in your hand. This creates an uncomfortable feeling of numbness that makes everyday tasks difficult to perform. Your median nerve does not work properly because of the irritation and pressure surrounding it.
At the New York City Spine Institute, our highly skilled team of specialists have the proper training and expertise on all of the latest diagnostics, medical treatments, and other advanced technologies. We work closely with each of our patients to create a treatment plan that best fits your individual carpal tunnel symptoms.*
We have offices that are located throughout greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains, and Newburgh, NY. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call us today.
NYSI is dedicated to providing our patients with the most personalized care for your specific condition. Our highly knowledgeable team of doctors are well equipped to supply you with the highest quality of care possible and create a specialized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms.
Our doctors work under the guidance of our medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS. Our spine doctors at NYSI are industry leaders and treat a variety of neck and spine disorders, striving to give our patients the exceptional care and treatment options that they deserve.
Our team of professionals at NYSI also speak a variety of different languages to help further accommodate our patients. Our languages include Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian. We are happy to be able to serve all of our patients needs.
Carpal Tunnel syndrome can arise from a variety of reasons although many people don’t know what exactly causes them to have this condition. Often times it is due to frequent or repetitive motion of the wrists, most commonly typing or any other wrist movements that are done for long periods of time. Along with this one particular cause there are other common causes of carpal tunnel that include:
A physician often will diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome by asking about your specific symptoms as well as examining the hand and the wrist for any signs of weakness in muscles around your thumb. They perform a variety of tests that can better assess how well the person can functionally use the hand and wrist. Some of the tests include:
To properly diagnose carpal tunnel and to determine a treatment plan that is appropriate for your specific condition, seeking professional care is the most effective way to begin relieving your symptoms.*
Various treatment options for patients with carpal tunnel aim to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of carpal tunnel syndrome by reducing pressure on the median nerve. Patients that experience mild symptoms of carpal tunnel may find that their condition improves without treatment within a few months but if discomfort happens for an extended period of time other treatment options may be necessary. Treatments that are considered to help relieve pain related to carpal tunnel syndrome include:
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment varies from patient to patient and depending on your specific condition. The New York City Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.