Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand, fingers and arm. It is caused by the compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. Symptoms often start gradually and may initially appear in one or both hands. During the night, you may wake up feeling the need to “shake” the hand or wrist. As symptoms worsen, numbness and tingling occur throughout the day and decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist or grasp small objects.
Treatment may include non-surgical options such as splinting or injection. If symptoms are severe, and not improved with less invasive options, surgery may be a solution. You may contact us at Midwest Spine & Brain Institute to schedule your evaluation.