The Carpal Tunnel in your wrist is a thin passageway surrounded by ligaments and bones. For some people, there may be pressure placed upon the medial nerve that runs through the wrist, causing pain or numbness in the hand. It can be caused by overuse of the wrists during activities like computer work, playing musical instruments, and not holding the hands and wrists properly to encourage flow through the wrist. Carpal Tunnel can also be caused by genetic predispositions.
If Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not treated, then you may experience weakness in the hand, loss of ability to grasp things, numbness or permanent nerve damage.
In some cases, carpal tunnel syndrome will go away if you rest your hand and wrist.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Cortisone injections will aid in pain relief that could last 6 months or much longer. Some patients receive permanent pain relief.
Once you have undergone a steroid shot for carpal tunnel, it may take two or three days to see the full results of the treatment.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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