Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?


Symptoms are frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve running through your wrist becomes pressed or squeezed.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:

-Numbness or “pins and needles” feeling in the fingers
-Pain and/or numbness that is worse at night or interrupts sleep
-Burning or tingling in your thumb, index, and middle fingers, or pain that moves up your arm to your elbow
-Hand weakness
-Difficulty gripping objects with the hands or dropping objects
-Difficulty manipulating small objects
-Difficulty making a fist
-Swollen feeling in the fingers

However, these same symptoms occur in many conditions, which leads to a high number (over 50%) of misdiagnosed cases of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Causes of Carpal tunnel

Often the problem lies in your neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist, rather than just your wrist. A loss in the natural curve your neck leads to pressure in the nerve roots that lead to your shoulder, arm, and hand, causing pain or numbness in those areas.

Dr. Russell designs your treatment program by addressing all of the areas that the nerve may be entrapped leading to a better chance for recovery.

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