Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition affecting the hand and arm that occurs when your median nerve, which extends down your forearm and into your hand, becomes compressed at the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include weakness, tingling and numbness in your hand or fingers.
Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and the nine tendons that bend your fingers. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and possibly patterns of hand use.
Compression of the nerve produces the numbness, tingling and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, for most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually can relieve the tingling and numbness and restore wrist and hand function.
If you are tired of your carpal tunnel pain interfering with your quality of life or even your ability to do perform your job, it is important to know that you have options when it comes to treatment. We’re confident we may have just what you need. Please fill out the medication request form below and take the first step toward relief.