The number of cases of carpal tunnel syndrome have increased significantly in recent decades as more people are using electronic devices and computers. Carpal tunnel pain makes it difficult to use your hands and fingers for even the simplest of tasks. National Pain Institute offers carpal tunnel pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Pain?
Carpal tunnel pain is a symptom that develops when there is inflammation around the nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel between your wrist and the palm of your hand. The condition is most often associated with frequent use of electronic devices and computers due to the repetitive movements that are required.
What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Pain?
- Numbness in the hand, wrist or fingers
- Pain when you bend your fingers or wrist
- Weakness or inability to gasp objects
- Burning sensation that extends into the middle and index fingers, as well as the thumb
- More severe symptoms when you wake up in the morning or at night
- Pain that starts at the hand and extends to the elbow area
- Tenderness along the underside of the wrist
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Pain?
Rest and physical therapy are the best ways to remedy carpal tunnel syndrome, yet the pain may keep you from following through on the course of treatment. Interventional pain management for carpal tunnel pain alleviates the discomfort so you can rehabilitate the wrist and hand.
How is Carpal Tunnel Pain Treated?
The primary goals of treatment for carpal tunnel pain are to reduce inflammation around the nerves that pass through the carpal tunnel and reduce your discomfort. We may recommend:
- Anti-inflammatory medications.
- Steroid injections.
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Pain?
Once the pain is well-managed, it will take some time for the damage inside the carpal tunnel to resolve. You should continue to follow your physician’s recommendations for the primary course of treatment. Carpal tunnel syndrome typically heals within a few months, but your pain may return if the area is irritated by your activities. Should you have carpal tunnel pain in the future, please contact us to schedule an appointment for additional treatments.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers carpal tunnel pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.