Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment San Jose, CA
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a major condition that afflicts people’s wrists and hands. It occurs as a result of the compression of a major nerve in the patient's hand. The condition gets aggravated if there is swelling of the nerve as well. It can make normal tasks quite difficult and affect people’s everyday activities. This is a very painful condition and can be caused by continual and repetitive movements.
What is the cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
There are a few different activities that can cause carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Any activity that can exert pressure on the patient's wrist can cause this condition.
- Obesity can also put a lot of pressure on the patient's wrist and hands.
- Diabetes and stress can cause problems for the patient and can also lead to the onset of this condition.
- Repetitive hand motions can also lead to Carpal Tunnel.
What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
A few symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the hand, a tingling feeling, severe pain, and even stiffness of the wrist. The person finds it difficult to flex or move their wrist properly.
They might not be able to grip things adequately and it might lead to severe pain and a burning sensation. The pain can afflict different fingers or the wrist itself. This is because there are different nerves connected to each finger and the pain depends on the nerve that is damaged.
How is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treated?
The doctor initially recommends that the patient rests their wrist. They should try to exercise and to increase the mobility in their hands. There are different medications as well that can be recommended to the patient so that carpal tunnel syndrome can be reduced. If the pain is severe and it cannot be reduced effectively by such options, then surgery is the next course of action. The surgery involves severing the band of tissues in the wrist so as to alleviate the pain and increase mobility. Once the doctor treats the carpal tunnel that is affecting the patient, it is important for the patient to take measure to ensure that the condition does not return. The patient should exercise, maintain a healthy weight, take good care of their wrist and not perform activities that could exert pressure on it.
If you are facing problems with your wrist, then it is important to consult a doctor in order to treat the problem. With the care of a good doctor, you will have a better and healthier life.
Mohammed F. Ahmed, M.D. is a leading practitioner in treating Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Give us a call at 408-241-4210 to book an appointment!