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How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel?

People use computers and cellphones to do everything these days.

Even though the use of technology is beneficial in a lot of ways, it’s also caused an increase in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is hand condition that leads to numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.

How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel usually progresses gradually, starting with numbness and tingling in in your thumb, index and middle fingers that comes and goes. As it progresses, common symptoms include:

Causes of Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors that increase pressure on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel. The most common risk factors include:

Treating Carpal Tunnel

There are both non-surgical and surgical treatments if you’re suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.

Non-surgical treatment options include pain medications, medications that reduce swelling, stretching and strengthening exercises, splinting, and steroid injections to reduce swelling.

Surgical treatment options. Physicians try to avoid surgery at all costs, but when surgery is done, the main goal is to increase the size of the tunnel. There are two types of carpal tunnel release surgeries:

The hand surgeons at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center will help you decide which treatment option is right for you based on the severity of your case.

Call (702) 258-3773 or schedule an appointment online and get relief from carpal tunnel.

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