Carpal Tunnel Surgery Marietta
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery Marietta
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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting many Marietta residents. CTS is brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Realistically speaking, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. There are numerous symptoms which may include:
• Pain in the arm
• Pain in hand
• Pain in fingers
The wrist has a space called the carpal tunnel, where the median nerve and 9 tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. CTS occurs when pressure builds up from swelling in this tunnel and then places pressure on the nerve. When the pressure becomes severe enough to disturb how the nerve should function, the patient experiences numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and fingers.
What Are Common Signs of Carpal Tunnel?
Some of the indicators that patients usually feel occur during the evening, but also may be noticed during regular and mundane day time activities like driving your car or reading a magazine. Patients may notice a weak grip, sporadic clumsiness, and an inability to hold onto items. In the most severe cases, you may lose sensation and the muscles at the base of the thumb begin to shrink which makes pinching difficult. If you live or work in Marietta and these symptoms match what you are experiencing you may want to come see us at our Toccoa office.
How Do I Treat Carpal Tunnel?
In many cases CTS can be relieved without surgery. Some treatments we often try include changing the way you use your hand and keeping the wrist splinted in a straight position so we can help reduce pressure on the affected nerve. In some cases, a steroid injection into the carpal tunnel may alleviate the symptoms by reducing swelling impacting the nerve.
When these non – surgical treatments fail, surgery may be needed to make more room for the nerve. We decrease pressure on the nerve by cutting the ligament that forms the top of the tunnel on the side of your hand closest to the palm. The incisions necessary for this surgery vary, but the goal is the same – we need to enlarge the tunnel and reduce pressure on the nerve. After surgery, there may be some soreness around the incision. The numbness and tingling may be relieved immediately, or may still take some time. It can take a few months for you to regain sufficient strength in the hand and wrist allowing you to return to normal activity levels. At Freedom Orthopedics, we have helped many patients from Marietta regain regular use of their hands and wrist post surgery. Contact us today and begin your journey to recovery.
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Freedom Orthopedic is a free market-medical facility in North Georgia (Toccoa). We believe in providing our patients with world-class orthopedic care with an emphasis on a personal doctor-patient relationship outside of the insurance bureaucracy.