Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pain and numbness in the hands and wrist can be the result of a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. If left untreated, the pressure on the median nerve increases, leading to nerve damage and worsening symptoms. At CarpalTunnelConcierge.com, we provide customized concierge level medical care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. We work hand-in-hand with MoonlightOrtho, the First and Only standalone Orthopedic-specific telemedicine practice to provide our patients with the highest level of medical care possible, including diagnosis and treatment of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and all from the convenience of your home, office or any location that you choose.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by injury to the wrist, such as a severe sprain or fracture. Pressure on the median nerve can also be related to other medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes or auto immune diseases. Symptoms for this condition include burning, tingling, or itching, with numbness in the palm of your hand and thumb, or index and middle fingers. The condition is diagnosed using neurological tests including Tinel's test, Phalen's test, Pressure provocation test or Nerve conduction studies.
Schedule your appointment with an experienced orthopedic surgeon to get treatment at your convenience. Do not wait, as severe carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to irreversible nerve damage and a less than optimal result even if surgery is recommended.
If surgery is recommended to take the pressure off the median nerve at the Carpal Tunnel, this may long term symptoms and possible permanent nerve damage. During the surgery, local anesthesia will be administered, along with a sedation medication. A small, less than 1-inch incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand which allows the doctor to see the transverse carpal ligament, the roof of the carpal tunnel and the offending agent in causing carpal tunnel syndrome. The surgeon cuts the ligament, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The incision is closed with a couple of stitches, which will be removed 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. The recovery from surgery can range from several weeks to several months, depending of the severity of the symptoms pre-operatively. In some cases, optimal recovery may require the services of a Hand Therapist following surgery, although this is the exception not the rule.
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Our team of board certified and fellowship trained Hand Surgeons strive to provide timely diagnosis and quality treatment, with the help of today’s technology, to efficiently diagnose and treat your carpal tunnel syndrome and ensure pain and symptomatic relief as early as possible.
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If you desire a Concierge level of treatment for one of the most common conditions that we encounter as Hand Surgeons; where we work around YOUR time schedule and constraints, please call (775) 400-6795 to speak with us at CarpalTunnelConcierge.com!