Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many people that suffer from the common ailment Carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a condition where the median nerve is squeezed as it passes through the wrist.

The median nerve controls some of the muscles that move the thumb; it also carries information back to the brain about sensations in your thumb and fingers. When the nerve is squeezed it can cause pain or aching, tingling or numbness in the affected hand. Women are more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome but the condition affects people of all ages.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be cause by a number of things such as; arthritis of the wrist, fluid retention, diabetes, and underactive thyroid gland, a wrist fracture or jobs that place a high emphasis on the risk such as construction workers who have to operate heavy, vibrating machinery.

There are options available to sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with some offering short term relief and others a more permanent solution. Options of a resting splint for night can ease the symptoms, similarly a working splint can help you in your day to day activities.

Steroid injections can provide relief for a period of time that can range from weeks to months and though the injection itself can be uncomfortable it can also be a very effective treatment.

The best and most effective long term solution for sufferers of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is surgery. Snowberry Lane Clinic offer a great option for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome surgery where you will be able to meet up with specialists who can look at your in case and take you through exactly what the surgery will entail.

The surgery itself leaves only a small scar and can take from two to six weeks for a full recovery but all this will be discussed during the consultation.

Many people feel they should just put up with the pain and discomfort when there are actual, manageable solutions that can give them a better standard of living and relieve them of the pain.

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