Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating disorder that afflicts more than one million people. It is the result of a pinching of the median nerve in the hand, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and inflammation.

Hand doctors at Wisconsin Bone and Joint provide a variety of treatment options, from conservative care to advanced surgical techniques. Conservative treatments are done first and will progress to more aggressive techniques if symptoms persist.

Conservative methods:

• Anti-inflammatory medications help decrease symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
• A wrist brace improves stabilization
• Cortisone injections reduce inflammation

However, if conservative methods fail to provide relief, surgery may be necessary.

If you are experiencing pain or irritation that you believe may be related to carpal tunnel syndrome, call the Wisconsin Bone and Joint hand doctors today to schedule an appointment.

Our team is here for you

When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.