If you have experienced carpal tunnel, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. Not only does the disorder lead to sore wrists and hands, it also affects an individual’s ability to perform a job due to the difficulties of grasping and holding. Fortunately, we offer advanced procedures to not only treat, but help our patients evaluate the likelihood of developing carpal tunnel and take the necessary steps toward prevention.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tunnel surrounding the tissues of your wrist constricts, inflaming the median nerve. There are several factors that can cause CTS, including certain medical conditions, injury or trauma, and overuse. Patients with certain jobs that require repetitive hand movements may be more likely to develop CTS. In addition, a sprain or fracture of the wrist can increase the risk of CTS.
Symptoms of CTS
Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Tingling & numbness in hands and fingers
- Shooting pain
- Decreased grip strength
- Swollen feeling in fingers
- Difficulty making a fist
If left untreated, CTS can cause permanent weakness and loss of feeling in some fingers. Eventually, patients may also have trouble telling the difference between hot and cold temperatures by touch.
How We Treat CTS
We feature some of the most advanced procedures available to not only treat, but prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Every procedure is non-invasive and may entail a combination of laser therapy, acupuncture and physical therapy. Get back to living the life you had before the carpal tunnel pain began. Call (908) 665-0770 today to schedule your free consultation and explore your treatment options.