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Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Fort Mill, SC

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders around and can affect both hands and wrists in a particular person. It disables a primary nerve that causes the fingers to be numb, sensation in the hand to be lost, and a mild-moderate tingling pain or burning sensation extending up to your forearm. Carpal Tunnel currently affects around 2-3% of Americans and is very treatable.

The board-certified orthopaedic specialists at SpecOrtho have over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive carpal tunnel treatment to patients in Fort Mill, SC. Patients all travel from York, Lancaster, South Mecklenburg, and Surrounding Counties to receive the best in orthopaedic care. If you are experiencing pain from carpal tunnel, contact the orthopaedic specialists at SpecOrtho for personalized diagnosis and treatment of your condition. If you would like to schedule an appointment at our orthopaedic clinic in Fort Mill, SC, please call (803) 548-6464 or request an appointment online.

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What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel?

Generally, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome appears as numbness and tingling in the fingers. Occasionally it will be felt in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers, but does not have to be felt in all of them.

Other symptoms include:

  • Numbness and pain in:
    • Hand
    • Forearm
    • Wrist
  • Tingling or the feeling that your hand is falling asleep
  • Pain in the wrists or forearms that increases with usage
  • Stiffness of wrist or forearms
  • Difficulty moving your hand (during tasks like writing, typing, driving, etc.)

There are many other things that can cause any of these symptoms, so before diagnosing yourself with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s best to see a doctor to determine what your options are for dealing with the pain.

What Are the Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel?

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can let you resume the regular activity of your hand, wrist, and forearm. There are a number of treatment options, but the severity of each specific person’s symptoms will determine what treatment options are viable. Oftentimes, treatment will include the following:

  • Avoiding pain triggers
  • Physical Therapy
  • Stretching
  • Endurance Training
  • Stress Training
  • Medication
  • NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen)
  • Pain Management Injections
  • Surgery

Do I Need Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

In most cases, surgery isn’t necessary for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, if symptoms don’t improve with other treatment options, surgery may be required to reduce the chance of permanent nerve damage or the progression of atrophy. If pain disturbs sleep or daily function, it may be time for surgery.

While the typical Carpal Tunnel surgery will be an endoscopic procedure done on an outpatient basis, this will vary depending on your diagnosis and potential results from a nerve test.

Schedule Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Fort Mill, SC

If you are experiencing symptoms that may be related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contact SpecOrtho for more information or to meet with our orthopaedic surgeons. To schedule a visit at our orthopaedic clinic in Fort Mill, SC, please call (803) 548-6464 or request an appointment through our secure online form.

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