Complete Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, weakness, tingling and numbness in your hand and wrist. When your carpal tunnel (the tube connecting your wrist and hand) is squeezed or compressed, it puts pressure on the medial nerve inside and causes carpal tunnel syndrome. Our orthopedic specialists offer personal attention and complete care to relieve carpal tunnel symptoms. We offer many carpal tunnel treatments, including advanced therapies for complex hand and wrist injuries and carpal tunnel surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
Anything that puts pressure on or irritates the medial nerve can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, such as swelling from arthritis or a broken wrist that narrows the tunnel space. Health conditions that damage nerves, such as diabetes, certain medicines and repetitive hand and wrist movements can also increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel symptoms develop gradually, including:
- Numbness or tingling in your hand and fingers, which may travel to your wrist and lower arm
- Pain, swelling, burning or itching in your hand and fingers
- Shocklike sensations that travel into your fingers
- Weakness in your hands and fingers
Carpal tunnel symptoms may come and go at first, but they happen more regularly and last longer as the condition worsens.
Complete Carpal Tunnel Treatments We Offer
It is best to see your doctor when carpal tunnel symptoms begin, when it is possible to stop or slow the condition’s progression. Various nonsurgical hand therapies can relieve discomfort, including wrist braces or splints, anti-inflammatory medicines and cortisone injections.
If nonsurgical treatment doesn’t relieve carpal tunnel symptoms, we may recommend carpal tunnel surgery — called carpal tunnel release — to relieve pressure on your medial nerve. Whenever possible, we use a minimally invasive approach with smaller incisions for less pain and faster healing. Your doctor will talk to you about all your options and help you decide what is right for you.
Personalized Carpal Tunnel Treatment
You get personal attention and a treatment plan developed just for you.
We are dedicated to your health and well-being, providing expert care from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and beyond.
You have access to dozens of doctors specially trained in orthopedic conditions and diseases.
You receive care from providers known for their expertise — our physicians have been named “Top Doctors” by Los Angeles magazine and Pasadena magazine.