Do your hands become numb or swollen after waking up or with long hours at the computer? You may need to be treated for carpal tunnel syndrome. At The Pain Management Center, we offer carpal tunnel treatments to patients living in Hamilton, Voorhees and Turnersville, NJ.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the main nerve in the wrist, known as the median nerve. If you are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome, the tendons in the nerves may be pressing on the median nerve, causing a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include numbness, swelling, burning pain, and other forms of irritation. In most cases, carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by arthritis, age, or the repeated use of the hands.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?
Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome will resolve on their own if you allow the wrists and hands to rest. However, patients may choose to pursue treatment to accelerate the healing process or aid in severe cases. Medications can be helpful, but we typically recommend the injection of a steroid medication into the wrist. This is a common pain management technique that will block pain signals and other nerve signals to the brain, allowing you to enjoy effective, lasting relief.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment?
The results from your carpal tunnel syndrome treatment will depend on the treatment method used as well as the extent of your symptoms. Some of our treatments may be able to provide long-lasting relief, while others may need to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain your results. During your initial visit, we will discuss your condition and your treatment goals in order to define the results that you can expect from your carpal tunnel syndrome treatment.
To learn more about your treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome or to schedule your initial visit, contact us today. The Pain Management Center is proud to serve the residents of Linwood, Hamilton, Voorhees, and the nearby areas of New Jersey.