Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful, debilitating condition affecting your hands and wrists. It is the most common and widely known entrapment neuropathy, a group of conditions defined by compression of or trauma to peripheral nerves. It is a gradual condition, meaning signs and symptoms advance slowly over time. Thankfully, Pain Stop Clinic – North Phoenix offers a variety of treatments to effectively relieve pain and numbness in the hands and wrists.
Our non-surgical treatments include:
- Specialized Injection Protocols
- Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures
What Are The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
In the early phases of carpal tunnel syndrome, you might feel burning, tingling, or an itchy numbness in your palm and fingers, specifically in your thumbs, index fingers and middle fingers. It might even feel like your hands are swollen, even if you see no sign of swelling. The pain usually gets worse while you flex your wrists or grip an object with your hand.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel?
The symptoms are the result of pressure on the median nerve that runs from your forearm to the palm of your hand. The median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel, a small passageway between bones, tendons and ligaments at the base of your hand. It is in charge of the sensations on the palm side of your thumb and first three fingers.
Swelling in the hand or wrist can narrow the size of the carpal tunnel and pinch the median nerve. When this happens, you may feel pain, numbness or weakness in your hand and wrist that sometimes radiates up your arm.