What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how can we help?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the median nerve, which gets pinched at the wrist. The symptoms include tingling, numbness, and pain in the hand and fingers caused by pressure on the median nerve as it runs through a narrow space at the base of your palm. It usually affects only one hand at a time. The best treatment for carpal tunnel is to avoid any activity or position that puts pressure on your wrist.
Causes and risk factors
Some of the risk factors are: repetitive tasks that require gripping, twisting, or pinching motions can lead to carpal tunnel. Conditions also can occur from performing heavy labor or awkward work postures that place pressure on the arm-wrist area. The symptoms of carpal tunnel vary from person to person but often include numbness and tingling in the fingers, hand or arm.
Treating carpal tunnel
Carpal tunnel can happen to anyone. Your health and livelihood depends on optimizing your condition with the right care. Our clinic at STG Health and Wellness has a multidisciplinary team of specialists that can diagnose, treat, and prevent you from getting hurt.