Did you know that the carpal tunnel is an actual “tunnel” or passageway that carries tendons and the median nerve through the wrist to the hand? Many people have issues with this area due to repetitive daily movements, people who spend a lot of time typing or driving, there are also health conditions that can increase risk of developing what is known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops due to consistent pressure on the median nerve from swelling of the nerve or tendons. Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can include tingling, loss of feeling, reduced strength and control, and pain.
There are various degrees of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and in moderate cases relief may be found through wearing stabilizing wrist braces or ceasing the movements/activities causing and exacerbating the issue. In more severe cases, however, where there is nerve damage or the symptoms are keeping you from being able to sleep or work, surgery may be the best option. To decompress the afflicted nerve a small incision is made in the hand that is less than an inch long. Carpal Tunnel Surgery Tallahassee, FL may not be right for everyone, to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kirbo or Dr. Rosenberg.