Lingering pain in your wrist isn’t only uncomfortable; it can make it difficult to pick things up and perform basic tasks. If you're worried about carpal tunnel syndrome or have been trying to find relief, visit Arizona State Orthopaedics in Chandler, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona. Expert orthopaedic surgeon, George K. Myo, MD, and his specialized team understand how frustrating carpal tunnel syndrome can be for patients. The team offers many types of treatments for carpal tunnel, so you can get relief starting with your first appointment.
You have a very long nerve that runs through your wrist under your carpal tunnel (wrist) ligament. This nerve, called the median nerve, gets compressed easily.
Most men and women who struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome have jobs that require the intricate use of their hands and fingers, involving repeated motions.
For instance, if you’re on the computer for eight hours a day, the arching of your wrist and repeated motions can compress your nerve, causing discomfort.
It depends on the severity of your condition and the amount of damage to the median nerve.
For some, allowing the nerve to relax and heal by wearing a sturdy wrist brace on a regular basis is helpful. You can also go through physical therapy to build up wrist strength and learn proper wrist movements to prevent any future issues.
But if you need carpal tunnel repairs, surgery may be in your future. Carpal tunnel surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed either under local or general anesthesia.
As a leading orthopaedic surgeon who practices the most advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Myo only needs to make a couple of tiny incisions.
After surgery, you should perform your designated finger, thumb, and wrist exercises several times throughout the day. But after about two weeks, your wrist should be as good as new.
As long as you continue practicing proper wrist support techniques, you shouldn't have issues with carpal tunnel syndrome again.
Often, yes. Once Dr. Myo treats your case of carpal tunnel syndrome, make sure you support your wrist whenever it's in a strenuous position.
At your office, for instance, use a mousepad that has a cushioned wrist support attached to it. You may even need to brace your wrist for short periods during the day.
Dr. Myo and his caring team at Arizona State Orthopaedics help you learn to prevent recurrent carpal tunnel pain. Schedule an appointment at Arizona State Orthopaedics to get started on your carpal tunnel syndrome treatment.