About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, weakness, and discomfort in the hand and arm and is the result of elevated pressure on the median nerve that is located within the wrist. If not properly and promptly treated, the increased pressure creates inflammation that can significantly affect the functionality of the nerve, leading to symptoms that can be noticed throughout the arm, hand, and fingers. Even though symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are more prevalent at nighttime, they can also be noticeable throughout the day when performing specific activities. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, experienced orthopedic physician Dr. Christopher Williams offers quality care for treating the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more about your treatment options by contacting our Atlanta, GA facility to schedule your initial consultation.
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Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
In most instances of carpal tunnel syndrome, symptoms begin to occur gradually over time. Typically, you will start to notice some numbness and tingling in your fingers that can travel up to your wrist and arm. With time, these sensations can become constant if your condition is not promptly treated. Additionally, many individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome experience weakness in their hands and fingers and have a difficult time gripping objects. Treatment may become necessary when any of these symptoms impede on your ability to perform normal, everyday tasks.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel
The exact cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is increased pressure on the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist. This pressure can be the result of a number of factors, including:
- Previous fracture or dislocation of the wrist
- Inflammatory illnesses
- Chronic illness
- Lifestyle factors
- Occupational factors
- Fluid retention
- Being overweight
The ideal form of treatment for you will be dependent on the severity of your carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically, Dr. Williams will initially recommend more conservative remedies, such as physical therapy, wrist splints, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications. If your symptoms persist, he may then suggest corticosteroid injections to alleviate inflammation, which helps to reduce the pressure on the median nerve. In severe cases that have not responded to other treatments, surgery may be the best option for diminishing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. In your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Williams will examine your current symptoms and conduct any necessary diagnostic tests to ensure you receive the best possible course of treatment for your condition.
Identify Treatment Options
At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Williams and his experienced orthopedic team are dedicated to helping patients experience significant pain relief from carpal tunnel syndrome. With various available treatment options, you no longer have to suffer from the debilitating side effects of the condition. Contact our innovative Atlanta, GA facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Williams.