Carpal tunnel syndrome, a chronic musculoskeletal condition of the median nerve in the wrist and hand, affects about six percent of Americans. It features hand weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain. Typically progressive, CTS can be so severe it requires surgery. Let’s learn more about the procedure, what it takes to recover, and where you can […]
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Surgery: Is It a Fairly Simple Procedure?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a progressive condition that occurs when the median nerve – one of the major nerves that provides the hand its sensation and muscle movement– is compressed or entrapped and cannot function properly. CTS can cause pain, weakness, shock-like and tingling sensations, and numbness that can radiate up the forearm, rendering […]
Carpal Tunnel Surgery Recovery Tips
The purpose of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve pressure on the median nerve, which is compressed in the wrist and causing debilitating pain, weakness, and numbness. This nerve normally rests comfortably inside a tunnel through the wrist called the carpal tunnel, but the compression causes carpal tunnel syndrome – so the pressure may be […]
Is carpal tunnel surgery worth it?
Carpal tunnel surgery relieves symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, which include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb, index, middle, and ring finger. Someone with carpal tunnel syndrome may drop things frequently due to a weakening grip. This condition affects more women than men and usually occurs in women over the age of 30. […]