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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have ever experienced a tingling or pain that shoots down from the wrist to the index, middle, ring finger, and thumb, more than likely it is carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is what protects the median nerve in your hand. If this nerve becomes pinched from pressure on the tunnel, you can have a shooting pain that cannot be ignored. Many people shake their hands vigorously in an attempt to ease the pain. There are numerous reasons patients develop carpal tunnel syndrome including conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis. Pregnancy, obesity, and repetitive movement of the hands and wrists also put pressure on the tunnel. Bone spurs, and or wrist injuries can cause inflammation of the median nerve. Dr. David Wootton will evaluate all the symptoms you have to determine the cause of your pain.
A fall, an accident, or repetitive duties at work can aggravate the carpal tunnel area. Thousands of workers around the world have been affected by carpal tunnel syndrome. Job duties that can put a strain on the carpal tunnel include writing, typing, using heavy equipment, moving heavy boxes or objects, messaging, and bookkeeping, to name just a few. When the hands are repeating movements that cause pressure to the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome can occur. This can result in fleeting or chronic pain, as well as tingling and loss of feeling. Most patients have reported experiencing pain so intense while sleeping that it woke them up. At The Wootton Clinic, Dr. Wootton focuses on relieving your symptoms quickly.
There are important steps that should be taken if you think you have carpel tunnel syndrome. A consultation and evaluation will give us a better understanding of your condition. We will develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain as soon as possible. Carpal tunnel syndrome does not go away on its own. Physical therapy and medication may be necessary to help reverse the pressure.
Call 901-756-2424 and schedule your appointment today.

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