If you’ve been dealing with pain, numbness, or tinging in your hand and arm, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. To receive an accurate diagnosis and potential treatment, you should turn to Wyoming’s trusted orthopedic doctors: Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We have convenient satellite clinics throughout Wyoming, including one in Rock Springs, so you can know that the orthopedic care you need is never far.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Being a fairly common condition, carpal tunnel syndrome is typically easy to identify. Because it results from a squeezed or compressed nerve in the hand, the symptoms of carpal tunnel include:
- Numbness, burning, and pain—primarily in your fingers
- Occasional shock-like sensations that radiate to your fingers
- Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
- Weakness and clumsiness in the hand, making it difficult to hold things or perform certain tasks like typing on a computer
There are various causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, and most cases are caused by a combination of factors. Some include heredity, repetitive hand use, underlying health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy.
Our Orthopedic Specialists
Premier Bone & Joint Centers has a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians that will be able to not only diagnose your carpal tunnel syndrome but also provide any necessary treatment plans. We usually start with non-invasive options like physical therapy and drug therapy, but for more severe cases we may recommend surgery to take pressure off of the nerve. If it does come to this, you can feel absolutely confident in the knowledge and expertise of our surgeons, many of whom belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Whatever stage your carpal tunnel syndrome is in, Premier Bone & Joint Centers will provide you with the right treatment. Schedule an appointment today at our Rock Springs clinic or another one of our locations in Wyoming.