Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve compression injury in the body. It involves compression of the median nerve as it courses through the wrist. This can cause symptoms of numbness, pain, weakness, and tingling in the hand, notably in the thumb, index, and middle fingers and half of the ring finger. These symptoms may radiate up the arm as well.
Depending on the degree of your carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Hammonds may recommend diagnostic testing such as nerve studies and will guide you in various treatment options. These may include anywhere from bracing to injections (nerve injections vs hydrodissections) to shockwave treatments to therapeutic exercises. These various techniques have been shown to reduce, if not eliminate the pain, dysfunction, and weakness that can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Call our clinic today to schedule your appointment to learn more about any of these procedures!