Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
The median nerve travels through the wrist to the hand and fingers through a space called the carpal tunnel. This configuration of ligaments and bones protect this important nerve when bending the wrist and moving the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this space is narrowed and puts pressure on the median nerve. Our double board certified pain physicians at CLEAR Wellness Group offer carpal tunnel syndrome treatment to relieve pain and improve hand function at our clinic in Chicago.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive-use injury that commonly occurs in many workplaces. Repeated, continuous hand, finger and wrist use can result in the ligaments and soft tissues that create the median nerve tunnel enlarging and restricting the space. The nerve can become compressed, causing nerve impingement symptoms in the hand. Symptoms of carpal tunnel can include:
- Numbness in the fingertips
- Weakness in the hand or fingers
- Tingling, pain or numbness in the thumb, pointer and middle fingers
- Difficulty gripping
- Loss of dexterity
Activities that require the wrist to be bent forward, like typing, driving and other hand tasks, are the most common to cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Minimally-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Therapy
While surgery is available for severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, not everyone requires surgery. There are conservative and minimally-invasive carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options that can offer relief. Our physicians can create a treatment plan to help improve function while reducing pain, numbness and weakness for our patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. We offer interventional pain treatments that can be highly effective at controlling median nerve impingement without surgery.
If you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome or already have been diagnosed with this condition, CLEAR Wellness Group can offer treatment solutions. Contact the team at our clinic in Chicago to learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options.