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When You Need to See a Carpal Tunnel Doctor

One of the most common causes of wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition affects millions of Americans and tends to cause numbness, weakness, and tingling in the wrist and hand area. Carpal tunnel is typically occurring as a result of recurring wrist movements, such as typing on a computer keyboard or phone. If you are struggling with wrist pain, it’s important to see a carpal tunnel doctor to get prompt treatment before your condition worsens.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Carpal tunnel typically causes the following symptoms:

  • Burning, tingling, or itching numbness in your palms or fingers
  • Weakness in your hand
  • Trouble holding things
  • Shock-like feeling that moves down fingers
  • Tingling that moves up into your arm

At first, you might notice that your fingers “fall asleep” and lose feeling at night, and wake up with numbness and tingling in your hands. During the day, you might notice that your symptoms flare up when you are holding something with your wrist bent, like driving or holding your phone. If you’re struggling with more than one of these symptoms, it might be time to see a doctor.

Seeing a Carpal Tunnel Doctor

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome and don’t treat it, the symptoms can worsen and last for a long time. It’s very important to see a doctor as soon as possible, because when you get a diagnosis early, the condition is easier to treat. Early treatment allows you to avoid permanent nerve damage and keeps your hands working the way they should. It could also help you avoid the costs of surgery.

Performance OSM

When you see a carpal tunnel doctor at Performance OSM, one of our providers will conduct some tests to determine your diagnosis. We will examine your hands, arms, neck, and shoulders to see if your pain results from another injury or condition. If you are diagnosed with carpal tunnel after an evaluation, we’ll discuss a treatment plan that works best for you. Treatment options can include rest, steroid injections, bracing, NSAID’s, and sometimes surgery.

It’s very important to see a doctor ASAP so that you can start feeling better and avoid any long-term damage. Schedule an appointment at Performance OSM, we have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to help. Request an appointment with us today!

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