The painful symptoms of Carpal Tunnel effect many people. There are varying degrees of Carpal Tunnel and various factors that contribute to it. People who drive long distances, do repetitive movements on a daily basis, have certain health conditions and women in their 40’s-60’s are at the highest risk for developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is consistent pressure on the median nerve due to a swelling of the nerve or tendons. Many people who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome experience tingling, pain and even loss of feeling or control of their hands and wrists.
For people with moderate cases of Carpal Tunnel, treatment can be found through either abstaining from the movements for some time or, if that is not possible, using stabilizing braces to keep pressure off of the nerve. In some more severe cases, however, these preventative and stabilizing measures may not be sufficient enough, particularly if there is already nerve damage or if you are unable to work or sleep due to the pain and lack of strength or sensation in your wrists and hands.
There is a surgical treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that, while not effective for everyone, has a high success rate of 85% of patients who received the treatment reporting a substantial relief of their symptoms. If you are interested in finding out the best treatment option for you, call our Tallahassee, FL plastic surgery office at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with our plastic surgery physicians Dr. Ben Kirbo and Dr. Laurence Rosenberg.