When there is any kind of undue pressure on the Median Nerve, it leads to the Carpel Tunnel Syndrome which comes with symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling, and overall weakness of the hand. This never stretches from the forearm to the wrist and loops through a tiny gap present in the wrist. This is called the Carpel Tunnel.
HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The general physician or the orthopaedic specialist may diagnose the issue by checking for inflammation before asking you questions regarding your medical history, including the presence of hypothyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis as well as well diabetes. An X ray and an MRI scan as well as nerve testing may also be carried out for diagnosis.
HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TREATED?
Anti inflammation drugs and corticosteroids can help in effective treatment. Severe cases may require surgery so as to treat long standing nerve damage. Also, physiotherapy may be recommended by the orthopaedic specialist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Patients are advised to undergo exercise IQ rehabilitation after surgical treatment for carpel tunnel syndrome.