Carpal Tunnel Specialists in Greenbelt MD
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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pain or numbness in the hand, forearm, or fingers caused by pressure on the median nerve.
The carpal tunnel is found on the side of the hand where it meets the forearm and it is surrounded by bones and ligaments. When the carpal tunnel is unable to move or stretch, it places pressure on the median nerve, which controls the sensation of several fingers and the thumb. This is what causes the numbness, tingling, and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common among the adult population and affects roughly 5% of all adults.
Do the side effects and sensations of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sound familiar?
If you are concerned you are experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, seek Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment in Greenbelt from Pain Management Associates.
Give us a call or fill out our online form today to request an appointment for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment in Greenbelt.
What are Common Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
The most common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are numbness, tingling, and/or weakness throughout the fingers, hand, or sometimes the arm.
Numbing or tingling sensations are most commonly found in the thumb and index fingers, radiating back towards the middle and ring fingers but not the pinky finger. This sensation can also travel up the arm.
Numbness and tingling are most commonly reported when your hand mimics a “holding motion” like you do when holding a phone, driving, or maintaining a similar grip. Weakness can occur in the hand or fingers, loosening the grip entirely. A pinched median nerve causes this sensation, making objects fall. The pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome can also become severe enough to interrupt sleep.
Should I Seek Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Maryland
You should seek treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome when it interferes with your daily activities or sleep. Some patients are able to “shake out” the sensation but it grows more persistent over time.
Pain Management Associates offers carpal tunnel treatment in Greenbelt MD to help you avoid long-lasting or permanent damage. If you notice any of the above signs, or you feel you are at risk and showing early signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contact us right away to set up a consultation to manage the pain and symptoms.
If you notice any of the following signs, you should contact our pain management specialists to discuss carpal tunnel treatment options in Maryland for your condition:
Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Maryland - Know Your Options
- Frequent wrist breaks, downtime, and relaxation
- Supplementing activities that aggravate the condition with other activities
- Wrist braces for sleep or activities
- Over-the-counter or prescription medication for inflammation
- Ice and heat packs as instructed
- Steriods, as pills or as shots
- Strengthening exercises