Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center in Raleigh, NC

Doctors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Raleigh

Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center doctors are specialists in carpal tunnel syndrome, among many other conditions of the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a type of pinched nerve in the wrist. It is the most common compression neuropathy in the hand and arm. It results from increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist, within the carpal tunnel. Symptoms such as hand numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain can result if the nerve is compressed or “pinched.”

The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist which contain the median nerve and flexor tendons. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space made up by the bones of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament. The median nerve is at risk for compression within this tunnel. If there is swelling, abnormal wrist anatomy, or injury to this area, the function of the median nerve may be affected.

Treatment can include wrist brace, therapy, steroid injection and surgery if conservative treatment is not successful. Surgery is usually recommended if there are signs of severe carpal tunnel syndrome or nerve damage.

Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center doctors are members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and are Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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