Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


The median nerve passes down your arm and into your hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when swelling in the narrow carpal tunnel of the wrist puts pressure on this nerve.

The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include tingling, numbness, and weakness in the palm and fingers. It is frequently caused by repetitive motions, wrist injuries, and rheumatoid arthritis. While surgery can often be avoided with a simple injection, it is sometimes the only way to address this condition. When this is necessary, a surgical carpal tunnel release is performed. This procedure relieves pressure on the nerve to eliminate swelling and its associated side effects. You can see a step-by-step illustration of this surgical procedure when you watch this video.


You can learn more about treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and arthritis by calling Blackstone Orthopedic at (800) 725-3037. Our diverse group of orthopedic physicians provides comprehensive care in Pawtucket and Providence. You can find more helpful information about the benefits of orthopedic care on our website.

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