Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common problem with more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year (according to webmd.com).
Carpal tunnel syndrome presents with any combination of numbness, tingling, weakness, and/or other less common issues in the hand.
Carpal tunnel is the result of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist which, along with several tendons, runs from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Pressure on this median nerve causes carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain can range from moderate to severe.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused and/or aggravated by underlying illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, or injury from repetitive motion.
Early treatment is the best way to avoid permanent damage to the nerve and this does not always mean surgery.
Dr. Cohen has had thousands of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and has developed treatment protocols that enable him to effectively treat this. Most patients find relief and they can continue with their daily activities. For testimonials and more information on how this syndrome can be treated, please visit the carpal tunnel treatment page on our website.
(note: While posts on this blog site are meant to be informative and thought provoking, they are not intended to be a substitute for proper medical advice or diagnosis of a possible medical condition. Please contact our office if you feel you have a medical condition concerning your hand, wrist, or elbow)