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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition related to pain, numbness and tingling in the part of hand which receives sensations from the median nerve, the nerve which controls all sensation and nerve function on the palm side of the thumb.

When a person persistently experiences symptoms like:

  • Numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand
  • Pain and burning that travels up the arm
  • Wrist pain at night that interferes with sleep
  • When the hand may ‘fall asleep’ frequently and begin to drop objects
  • Swelling in the wrist

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Here it is very important to understand that anyone who has repeated use of wrists and hands more than normal can have carpal tunnel syndrome CTS but the patients suffering from the following medical conditions are more susceptible to it:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis

On confirmation that the patient is indeed suffering from CTS the doctor will decide on the level of treatment to be given thereof which would depend on how severe the pain and the symptoms are. it is advisable that CTS medical condition should not be left untreated as it can cause permanent nerve damage, disability and loss of hand function.

The treatment prescribed by the doctor may be inclusive of the following:

  • Advice to the patient to avoid positions that over-extend the wrist
  • Wrist splints that hold the hand in a neutral position, especially at night
  • Mild pain medications to reduce inflammation
  • Treatment of any such conditions that have caused CTS
  • Steroid injections into carpal tunnel area to reduce inflammation
  • Surgery involving cutting away bands of tissues in the wrist which are placing pressure on the nerve

It is advisable that if any swelling or pain in the wrist or hand persists it should immediately be consulted as CTS medical condition if left untreated can cause permanent nerve damage, disability and loss of hand function. If you have any of the above symptoms must consult our medical team >> Click here for Appointment

Carpal tunnel release can be done small incision and minimally invasive technique that is endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Dr Vikas Gupta has been one of the first surgeons in India to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

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FAQ – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is basically a hand and arm condition which is caused by a nerve pinched or compressed in the wrist.

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