Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed at the wrist. This nerve is responsible for the sensations that we experience on the palm side of the thumb, the fingers, and some of the muscles that provide our fingers with movement. The median nerve may become compressed as the tendons become irritated or thick.
The early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome include frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the hands. In some cases, people who suffer from the condition may feel like their fingers are swollen and useless when there are no visible issues. You may also notice a significant decrease in the strength of your grip, have difficulty holding items, and have trouble forming a fist.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should seek the help of an experienced surgeon. Beginning carpal tunnel treatments as early as possible is important, and with the help of Dr. Sara Yegiyants, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, you’ll receive the treatments you need to find the relief you desire. Contact our office today.