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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes hand pain, wrist pain and forearm pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the connecting nerves from the hands to the forearms become compressed. This nerve is called the median nerve. Carpal Tunnel is a part of the hand where the ligaments and bones meet in the wrist.

When there is compression, irritation or swelling of the nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be present.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is commonly seen in patients who overuse their hands and wrists, especially in repetitive motions. Some things that can cause a flare up include typing on a keyboard, playing piano and writing. Other times, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be due to an injury such as a wrist sprain.

While anyone can be affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it is more common in middle aged women and patients with Arthritis.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Hand or wrist pain
  • Cramping of the hand or wrist
  • Weakness of the hand or wrist
  • Tingling or numbness of the hand or wrist

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The Spine & Rehab Group’s locations in New York City and New Jersey offer effective non-surgical treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and hand & wrist pain or injuries. It is highly recommended to see a specialist as soon as you notice symptoms to avoid a worsening of symptoms. Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may include:

  • Physical Therapy: Highly trained Physical Therapists will work with you to create a custom physical therapy treatment plan to help with the relief of your hand and wrist pain due to Carpal Tunnel. Physical therapy can help increase range of motion, decrease inflammation as well as decrease a flare up of symptoms.
  • Interventional Pain Management: Non-surgical pain management procedures may be recommended when Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes severe pain and gets in the way of your day-to-day life. Steroid injections work rapidly to relieve pain and decrease inflammation.
  • Anti Inflammatory Medication: The use of anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDS, may be recommended to decrease inflammation of the wrist and the hand to pain.

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Carpal Tunnel Specialists

Our team of Pain Management Specialists and Hand & Wrist Doctors in Manhattan and New Jersey are skilled in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hand and wrist pain and other injuries. During your initial consultation and evaluation, diagnostic testing may be requested. X-rays are provided in the office.