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How Do You Fix Carpal Tunnel?

Dr. Daniel Silver - Silver Orthopedics April 20, 2018

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the term for a painful condition affecting the median nerve. The median nerve runs the length of the arm and is responsible for feeling and movement of the forearm, wrist, and your fingers. This nerve is housed inside the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway of ligaments and bones located at the base of the hand. The median nerve can become inflamed as the result of extended periods of pressure or stress, which squeezes the nerve. It may also get squeezed as the result of a thickening of the lining of irritated tendons, which then narrows the tunnel through which the nerve must pass.

Who Gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Men and women who spend long hours typing at a desk commonly suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Likewise, Dr. Silver, expert orthopedic surgeon at Silver Orthopedics in Encino has treated many carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers who work in an assembly line work. This may be in finishing, cleaning, meat packing, sewing, and manufacturing.

In addition, women are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than men, most likely because the carpal tunnel is smaller in women than in men. In addition, men and women with diabetes or other metabolic disorders may be at higher risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Silver, expert orthopedic surgeon in Encino has treated countless men and women with metabolic disorders suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.

What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in men and women in Encino and throughout the San Fernando Valley include tingling in the fingers, numbness in the fingers, itchiness in the palm/fingers and pain. Other men and women in the San Fernando Valley experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome report symptoms including feeling like their hands and fingers are useless, even without a visible injury.

How Do You Fix Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Dr. Silver, renowned San Fernando Valley orthopedic surgeon and Founder of Silver Orthopedics in Encino is an expert in release surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In this procedure, a small incision is made on the front of the wrist, through which the Carpal Tunnel Ligament (Band) is released. This takes the pressure off the median nerve. Recovery and healing from Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery generally takes about three weeks.

If you are experiencing pain, numbness, tingling or discomfort in your hand, wrist or fingers, it's time to see an expert Encino Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Silver, Founder of Silver Orthopedics in Encino has performed tens of thousands of orthopedic and arthroscopic surgeries. Contact Silver Orthopedics in Encino at 818- 784-9593 to schedule an appointment.