The carpal tunnel is a passageway for the median nerve, which passes through the wrist joint to the hand and fingers. When inflammation or narrowing of the carpal tunnel occurs, it can put pressure on the median nerve and results in chronic hand pain and dysfunction. This condition is called carpal tunnel syndrome, a common repetitive use nerve injury. Our team at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offers carpal tunnel syndrome treatment to reduce chronic pain and improve mobility.
Repetitive use of the fingers and hands is linked to carpal tunnel syndrome. Intricate finger use or constant bending of the wrist forward can cause inflammation in the wrist joint, putting pressure on the median nerve. This nerve affects the thumb, pointer, middle and ring fingers. When it is pinched or pressured, there may be numbness, pain, tingling and weakness in the wrist, hand and fingers. Conservative or non-invasive carpal tunnel syndrome treatment is recommended for relief, with surgery as a last resort.
Improving Wrist and Hand Function
When the median nerve is under pressure, it can impact the wrist and hand function. Those with carpal tunnel syndrome may have difficulty with hand strength and dexterity, along with pain, tingling and numbness. Certain exercises and stretches can help improve strength and relieve pressure in the wrist. In addition, injection therapy can reduce inflammation for lessened pain and nerve impingement to reduce carpal tunnel symptoms.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, come see us at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We will evaluate you to determine the best treatment plan to give relief. If your carpal tunnel syndrome is due to a workplace injury, we are workers’ compensation doctors that can help in your treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.