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Carpel tunnel

Orthopaedic

Carpel tunnel

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused when there is increased pressure in wrist on the median nerve. Symptoms include numbness of the thumb and index finger of the hand. If pressure continues for a long period of time, permanent nerve damage can occur, causing a loss of feeling in the fingers and muscle wasting in the hand, not to mention excessive amounts of pain caused by the over-stressed nerve. If you spend hours and hours sitting at a desk with your hands constantly on the table and suffer from pain and tingling frequently then you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The Procedure

A surgeon will make an incision and cut the roof of the carpal tunnel open in order to relieve the pressure on the nerve. It is a routine operation and can be performed under local anesthetic only if required.

Should I do it?

Don’t leave Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to get worse and leave you with limited mobility. This quick and simple procedure will release the pressure in your hands which relieves the pain.