Injuries, genetics, and the repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition causes pain and irritation and hinders a person’s ability to function at work and home.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve, which travels down the arm into the hand, becomes compressed. As the nerve passes through a narrow path in the wrist, the nerve can become squeezed. This causes the fingers and thumb to feel tingly and numb. Continued pressure on the median nerve can leave to nerve damage or surgery.
It’s important to identify the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome so you can know when to consult a doctor. Th warning signs include:
If you are experiencing wrist or hand pain, consider consulting one of our experts for your carpal tunnel treatment options. Contact one of our hand surgeons at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia by requesting an appointment online or calling (404) 238-7280.
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