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New Jersey Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Are you dealing with constant numbness or tingling in your hand?

Carpel tunnel syndrome is a form of compressive neuropathy that can cause pain and discomfort, and can negatively impact someone’s ability to perform basic tasks and affect their quality of life. If left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause permanent and irreversible nerve and muscle damage due to nerve compression and a lack of circulation bringing the necessary nutrients to the affected nerve structures.

Risk factors of carpel tunnel syndrome

Any pressure or irritation to the median nerve in the carpel tunnel space can lead to this type of neuropathy. In most cases, there is no single factor that causes carpel tunnel syndrome. Some of the more common risk factors include:

  • Fractured or dislocated wrist
  • Deformed small bones in the wrist
  • Chronic illnesses, like diabetes, that can damage nerves
  • Inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, that affect the tendons’ linings
  • Obesity
  • Fluid retention
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Repetitive or prolonged flexing of the wrist

Treating carpel tunnel syndrome through surgical and non-surgical methods

Depending on how early this condition is diagnosed, it may be able to be treated through nonsurgical methods like:

  • Wrist splints can help relieve nighttime symptoms like numbness and tingling
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen can provide short-term relief for pain caused by carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Corticosteroids can decrease swelling and inflammation in your carpel tunnel, relieving pressure on the median nerve

Surgery may be necessary if your symptoms don’t respond to these treatments, or are especially severe. Our neurosurgeons are skilled in performing delicate nerve release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, using microsurgical instruments. Patients typically undergo this outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, and in most cases feel immediate relief.

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