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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

 
  • Numbness in fingers and hands
  • Tingling in fingers
  • Pain in wrist
  • Aching palm
  • Clumsiness
  • Weak grip
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition, often associated with repetitive movement and overuse of the hand. It occurs in both men and women, across many age ranges. CTS is a problem of nerve irritation in the wrist, or “carpus”. Do your hands fall asleep? Do you experience numbness in the fingers, or have the sensation of pins and needles? Is there cramping or aching in the wrists or palms that wakes you up at night? Do you experience clumsiness or feel that you have a weak grip? These may be early indicators of carpal tunnel.

Numbness and Tingling: Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes inflamed and presses against the transverse carpal ligament. CTS is most commonly brought on by repetitive work or traumatic injury. Both of which cause the nerve to swell. The most common early indicators of CTS are numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the thumb and first three fingers of the hands in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand. If untreated, this sensation will intensify into shooting pain and will begin to spread up the arm to the neck. If untreated still, consistent shooting pains from the neck to the hand will occur. AccuCision® is currently the most effective treatment against carpal tunnel, and each Renova surgeon uses this method to quickly and safely relieve the patient’s discomfort.Carpal tunnel syndrome patients typically report that symptoms are made worse with use of the hands, such as writing, typing, driving a car, washing their hair, or talking on a telephone. Many patients also have trouble sleeping, as the shooting pains of advanced CTS make sleeping for extended periods of time difficult. Patients frequently report that they have to shake their hands out to restore blood flow or sensation to their hands and fingers. While these symptoms may be annoying, if not treated, carpal tunnel can even cause permanent nerve damage to the hand and loss of hand function. A spectrum of treatments is available for carpal tunnel. These include splinting, oral anti-inflammatory medications, ergonomic work, steroid injections and therapy. If conservative methods aren’t effective or recommended, surgical decompression may be required.

4-10 million Americans suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.*

Waking up with Hand Pain?

One of the most common carpal tunnel symptoms is the inability to enjoy a full night’s sleep without experiencing profound hand discomfort. The numbness and tingling from carpal tunnel may be so intense that it prevents you from staying asleep, or even falling back to sleep. This can disrupt your natural sleep rhythms, and is a sign that your carpal tunnel may be advancing toward something more serious. Renova’s AccuCision procedure can relieve the hand pain that keeps you up, and will allow you to get back to sleep the day of surgery.

Beat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Today.

Renova’s AccuCision CTR procedure can effectively reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and return you back to life quickly. At Renova Hand Centers, we are excited to offer the new AccuCision procedure to our valued patients. AccuCision is currently the most effective treatment against carpal tunnel syndrome, and at Renova, we use this procedure to help patients get back in touch with their lives. Call to make an appointment with one of our fellowship-trained hand surgeons today and find out if AccuCision is right for you.

*American College of Rheumatology

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