Dr. Peter Murray, a hand and microvascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the fairly common condition called carpal tunnel syndrome discusses the symptoms, causes, and non-surgical as well as surgical treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome.Dr. Peter Murray, a hand and microvascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the fairly common condition called carpel tunnel syndrome.
What is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?
It is a condition where the main nerve that goes into the hand gets compressed in an area known as the carpel tunnel.
What are the symptoms?
Carpal Tunnel is often indicated by a feeling of numbness and tingling in the fingertips
Patients sometimes experience their fingers going to sleep at night, causing them to awaken, and clumsiness of the hand.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The first line of treatment for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is simply wearing a splint, if the condition is diagnosed early.
In situations where the symptoms are more advanced, then the patient may need carpal tunnel decompression surgery, which is a common surgery performed everyday through the United States and the world.
Mayo Clinic in Florida has a hand clinic that offers a multidisciplinary approach to taking care of carpal tunnel syndrome.