Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the nerves of the wrist and hand, sometimes caused by a repetitive motion. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space inside the wrist that allows for certain tendons and a major nerve pass from the forearm into the hand. With carpal tunnel syndrome, the tendon sheath may thicken and expand reducing the amount of space inside the carpal tunnel causing pain and discomfort. At Hand Microsurgery, there are multiple forms of medical treatment used such as:

  • Splinting
  • Medications
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Surgery

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, tingling and numbness  in the wrist or forearm can make even simple tasks hard to do. Carpal tunnel can be treated and symptoms can easily be controlled. Orthopaedic medical treatments can help relieve symptoms without surgery by treating inflammation and helping prevent swelling.

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