Are you experiencing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your wrist? These are common symptoms of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. In this video, you will learn about carpel tunnel and how carpal tunnel surgery can fix it.
The Carpel tunnel consists of a passage in your wrist where there are bones and connective tissues. The transverse carpel ligament is also on top.
The median nerve and tendons pass through the Carpel tunnel. This nerve is what allows the hand to move. It also provides feeling to the hand.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome occurs when tissue swells up and puts pressure on the Carpel tunnel and median nerve. It is the pressure on this nerve that causes the symptoms of Carpel Tunnel syndrome. However, there are factors that increase your risk for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. This includes a genetically smaller Carpel tunnel, wrist injuries, diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, and repetitive use of the wrist.
There are several ways to mitigate or fix this issue. For example, one could wear a brace on their wrist. One could also take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. A steroid injection may help as well. Finally, a small surgical procedure could be done to reduce swelling.