Joseph Peck, MD
Pain Management Physician located in South Bay Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause discomfort for man. Thankfully, Dr. Peck offers patients from Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, CA and throughout the Los Angeles South Bay Area numerous treatment options including physical therapy, medications, and surgical options.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Q & A
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome describes the tingling, weakness, and numbness in the hands caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve found in the wrist. The nerve along with numerous tendons run from a person’s forearm down through the hand in a small channel call the carpal tunnel. Pressure in that area causes carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition to causing numbness, tingling, or pain in the hand, some people experience pain in their arm between the elbow and hand.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of a combination of health issues and activities which can pressure to build up on the median nerve. Things which can cause carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Broken wrist bones, bone spurs, new bone growth from healing bones, and dislocated bones.
- Repeated hand and wrist movements. This can cause the membranes surrounding the tendons to swell, leading to tenosynovitis.
- Conditions or illnesses which cause or contribute to arm pain or swelling of the joints.
- Conditions which cause reduced blood flow to hands.
Frequently, carpal tunnel syndrome is connected to work-related activities which are repeated daily. Repetitive or forceful hand gestures, harm-arm vibration, and working in awkward positions for long periods of time can all lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?
Treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Medications- NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are used to treat pain and swelling. In some cases, corticosteroids, either taken orally or injected into the joints, can also be prescribed.
- Home Therapy- Avoiding trigger activities and wearing a wrist splint can help minimize symptoms and help to avoid further damage.
- Surgery- Surgery can be recommended when the other treatments have not helped. If the condition has been present for a long period of time or if there has been or a risk of nerve damage surgery may also be suggested.
We take most PPO Insurance plans and Medicare, but we do not take Medi-Cal. Please contact us and we will let you know if we accept your type of medical insurance plan.
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