Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is where a nerve in your wrist gets compressed which can result in weakness and numbness in your hand. We can treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
The carpal tunnel is a channel in your wrist through which the tendons that control your fingers run. Also in the tunnel is the median nerve which supplies feeling and control of your hand. So when this nerve gets compressed, the median nerve is compromised and this is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
The nerve can get compressed for different reasons so there are several causes of carpal tunnel syndrome:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is different from wrist tendonitis as it is the nerve which is being compressed and not inflammation on the tendons themselves.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain and weakness in the fingers, wrist and arm:
Because of the weakness and impaired ability to use your hand, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to muscle wastage if a severe case goes untreated.
Carpal tunnel syndrome ranges from mild to severe cases. So it doesn’t always require treatment as mild cases can clear up on its own. However, if there is no improvement within a couple of weeks, it’s better to seek help from your GP:
Carpal tunnel can also be successfully treated through a surgical procedure called ‘carpal tunnel release’. Book your appointment to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.
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