What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel is a condition in the hand and wrist caused by increased pressure, or a pinched nerve. The carpal tunnel is the part of the wrist where the median nerve and tendons connect the forearm to the hand.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
While the cause can vary, pressure on the nerve can often be caused by joint dislocations or fractures, arthritis, swelling of the tendons, thyroid conditions, or fluid retention during pregnancy.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
- Pain, numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers
- Pain in the arm and/or hand
- Weaker grip
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
If your symptoms or pain do not improve, our hand surgeons may recommend surgery to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome by cutting carpal ligaments to relieve pressure on the median nerve. Our team of hand specialists specialize in carpal tunnel surgery and will help determine the best course of action to alleviate pain you might be experiencing in your daily life when you use your hands or wrists.
If you’re experiencing any carpal tunnel symptoms, schedule an appointment with the dedicated hand specialists at Specialty Orthopaedics. We see patients at three locations in Braselton, Dawsonville and Gainesville. We are open Monday-Friday and even offer same-day appointments.