Carpal tunnel syndrome treatments help relieve the pain that results from carpal tunnel syndrome. The disorder is a result of pressure on the median nerve passing through the small carpal tunnel passageway on the palm side of your wrist. The median nerve provides sensation in the hand and fingers. In addition, nine tendons that control finger and hand movement also pass through the carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of Americans each year, yet experts aren’t entirely sure what causes it. A combination of lifestyle and genetic factors are the most likely causes. The disorder typically begins slowly and can gradually increase to cause numbness, stiffness, and pain in the fingers and hand. If left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to weakness and a lack of coordination in the fingers and thumb. Women are three times more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome than men.
There is no known way to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. However, Novus Spine and Pain Center can help treat the symptoms. Typical symptoms include weakness, pain, or numbness in hands, and a “pins and needles” feeling in the fingers.