Veda Medical

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Welcome to Veda Medical, a leading healthcare provider dedicated to comprehensive care for various medical conditions. Among the conditions we specialize in is carpal tunnel syndrome, a common and often debilitating condition affecting the hand and wrist.

The median nerve compression causes carpal tunnel syndrome as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the wrist. This compression leads to symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers. It can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, affecting their ability to perform everyday tasks and work-related activities.

At Veda Medical, our team of experienced physicians, surgeons, therapists, and support staff are dedicated to effectively diagnosing, treating, and managing carpal tunnel syndrome. We understand the challenges and discomfort associated with this condition, and we are committed to providing personalized and evidence-based care to alleviate your symptoms and restore hand function.

Our approach to carpal tunnel syndrome begins with a thorough evaluation, including a comprehensive medical history review and a physical examination. We may also employ diagnostic tests, such as nerve conduction studies, to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of the condition.

Once diagnosed, our team will work closely with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your needs and goals. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, treatment options may include non-surgical interventions, such as wrist splinting, activity modification, and physical therapy, to reduce inflammation and relieve pressure on the median nerve.

For more severe or refractory cases, surgical intervention may be recommended. Our skilled surgeons specialize in minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic or open carpal tunnel release, to provide effective relief and promote a faster recovery.

At Veda Medical, we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare that extends beyond treating the condition itself. We prioritize patient education, ensuring you understand your condition, treatment options, and preventive measures. We provide comprehensive support throughout your journey, including post-operative care, rehabilitation, and guidance on ergonomic techniques to prevent future recurrences.

Choosing Veda Medical means entrusting your care to a compassionate and skilled team that is dedicated to improving your quality of life. We strive to deliver exceptional care, using the latest advancements in medical technology and prioritizing your unique needs and goals. Experience our commitment to excellence as we work together towards relieving your symptoms and helping you regain optimal hand function.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed as it passes through the narrow passageway called the carpal tunnel.

The carpal tunnel is located in the wrist and is formed by the bones and connective tissues. Some tendons facilitate finger movement within the carpal tunnel and the median nerve. When the tissues surrounding the carpal tunnel become inflamed or swollen, it can pressure the median nerve, leading to the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

The exact cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is often multifactorial and can vary from person to person. Some common factors that contribute to the development of CTS include:

  1. Repetitive Hand Movements: Engaging in repetitive hand movements or activities that involve prolonged flexion or extension of the wrist can increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. This is common in occupations or hobbies involving repetitive motions, such as typing, assembly line work, or playing musical instruments.
  2. Hand and Wrist Positioning: Certain hand and wrist positions that involve prolonged or sustained flexion or extension can contribute to the compression of the median nerve. This can occur when using tools, equipment, or keyboards that need to be ergonomically designed or positioned correctly.
  3. Anatomical Factors: Some individuals may have a narrower carpal tunnel, which can increase the likelihood of nerve compression. Additionally, certain conditions that affect the structures within the carpal tunnel, such as arthritis or wrist fractures, can contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can manifest through various signs and symptoms, typically affecting the hand, wrist, and forearm. Here are the common signs and symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome:

  1. Pain and Discomfort: Individuals with CTS may experience pain ranging from a dull ache to sharp or shooting pain. The pain often affects the hand, wrist, and forearm. It may be intermittent or continuous and can worsen during activities involving repetitive hand movements or prolonged wrist flexion/extension.
  2. Numbness and Tingling: Numbness and tingling sensations, also known as paresthesia, are hallmark symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. They usually affect the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger. These sensations can be described as a “pins and needles” feeling or a sensation of electric shocks.
  3. Burning or Tingling: Some individuals may experience a burning sensation in the affected hand and fingers. This sensation can be accompanied by tingling or warmth in the palm or fingers.
  4. Weakness and Loss of Grip Strength: As carpal tunnel syndrome progresses, weakness and a decrease in grip strength may become noticeable. Individuals may have difficulty holding objects firmly, performing tasks that require manual dexterity, or carrying out activities that involve grasping or gripping.
  5. Nighttime Symptoms: Many individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome experience worsening symptoms at night. This can include increased pain, numbness, and tingling that may disrupt sleep and wake the person up. Shaking or moving the hand and wrist may temporarily alleviate these symptoms.
  6. Radiating Symptoms: In some cases, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms may radiate beyond the hand and wrist. The pain and tingling sensations can travel up the arm towards the elbow or into the shoulder.
  7. Decreased Sensation or Coordination: As the median nerve, which is affected in carpal tunnel syndrome, becomes compressed, it can lead to decreased sensation or altered sensation in the affected fingers. Some individuals may also experience decreased coordination or difficulty with fine motor tasks.

It is important to note that the severity and presentation of symptoms can vary among individuals. Some people may experience mild symptoms that come and go, while others may have more persistent and severe symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can vary depending on the severity of symptoms, the duration of the condition, and individual factors. The goal of treatment is to relieve pressure on the median nerve and alleviate symptoms. Here are some common treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome:

Conservative Measures:

  • Wrist Splinting: Wearing a splint or brace to keep the wrist in a neutral position can help alleviate symptoms by reducing pressure on the median nerve. Splints are often worn at night and during activities that may exacerbate symptoms.
  • Activity Modification: Modifying or avoiding activities that trigger or worsen symptoms can help reduce the strain on the wrist and alleviate discomfort. This may involve hand and wrist positioning changes, taking breaks, or alternating tasks.
  • Pain Medication: Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or prescribed pain medications can be used to manage pain and reduce inflammation.

Physical Therapy:

  • Hand Therapy: A certified hand therapist can guide you through specific exercises and stretches that target the affected hand, wrist, and forearm. These exercises aim to improve flexibility, strength, and coordination, helping to alleviate symptoms and restore function.
  • Nerve Gliding Exercises: These exercises help mobilize and glide the median nerve, reducing tension and improving its ability to move freely within the carpal tunnel.

Corticosteroid Injections:

  • Corticosteroid injections can provide short-term relief by reducing inflammation and swelling around the median nerve. A healthcare professional typically administers these injections and can provide significant symptom relief for some individuals.

Surgical Intervention:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release: In cases where conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief or symptoms are severe, surgery may be recommended. Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure that involves cutting the ligament that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel, relieving pressure on the median nerve. It can be performed through traditional open surgery or minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.

Ergonomic Modifications:

  • Making ergonomic changes in the workplace or home environment can help reduce stress on the wrist and alleviate symptoms. This may involve adjusting the positioning of the keyboard, mouse, or other tools, using wrist supports, or implementing ergonomic workstations.

The choice of treatment will depend on factors such as the severity of symptoms, the impact on daily activities, the individual’s preferences, and the healthcare professional’s recommendations. It is essential to consult with a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. They can help determine the most appropriate course of action to relieve symptoms, improve hand function, and enhance the overall quality of life.

Questions & Answers

Question: What are the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? 

Answer: The main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger. Weakness, difficulty with grip strength, and a tendency to drop objects may also be experienced. Symptoms are often worse at night and can disrupt sleep.

Question: What causes carpal tunnel syndrome? 

Answer: Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by repetitive hand and wrist motions, especially when combined with other factors such as underlying medical conditions, hormonal changes during pregnancy, or wrist injuries. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and obesity can also contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Question: How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed? 

Answer: Diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome involves a thorough medical history review, a physical examination, and often diagnostic tests such as nerve conduction studies. These tests measure the speed and intensity of electrical signals in the nerves, helping to confirm the presence and severity of nerve compression.

Question: Can carpal tunnel syndrome be prevented? 

Answer: While preventing carpal tunnel syndrome entirely may not be possible, certain measures can help reduce the risk. These include maintaining good posture, taking regular breaks during repetitive tasks, using ergonomic tools and equipment, practicing wrist exercises and stretches, and maintaining a healthy weight. Proper ergonomics and workplace modifications can also play a role in prevention.

Question: Are there non-surgical treatments available for carpal tunnel syndrome? 

Answer: Yes, non-surgical treatments are often the first line of management for carpal tunnel syndrome. These may include wearing wrist splints, making ergonomic modifications to the workplace, engaging in hand and wrist exercises, and taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and inflammation. Corticosteroid injections may also be used for temporary symptom relief.

Question: When is surgery recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome? 

Answer: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is typically considered when symptoms are severe, persistent, or do not respond to conservative treatments. It may also be recommended if there is evidence of nerve damage. The decision to undergo surgery is made in consultation with a healthcare professional, who will evaluate individual factors and treatment goals.

Please note that the answers provided are for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Suppose you suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome or have concerns about your symptoms. In that case, consulting with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options is important.

Other Services We Provide

  • Bursitis
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fingers
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Nail Bed Injuries 
  • Nerve and Tendon Injuries
  • Power Saw Injuries
  • Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Union and Non-Union
  • Stiffness in the Hand and Wrist
  • Thumb
  • Trigger Finger, and Jammed and Mallet Finger
  • Wrist Facture
  • Wrist Sprain

Why Choose Veda Medical

Choosing the right medical provider for your finger services ensures the best outcomes. Here’s why Veda Medical stands out as your ideal choice:

  • Experienced Team of Specialists: Our team at Veda Medical comprises highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in treating various finger and hand conditions. Their expertise extends to conservative treatments and complex surgical procedures, providing patients with the highest standard of care.
  • Advanced Microsurgical Techniques: We utilize state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques to treat various conditions. These high-precision procedures enable us to repair minute structures in hand, often resulting in less post-operative pain, fewer complications, and faster recovery times.
  • Comprehensive Care: From the initial consultation to follow-up appointments, our team provides comprehensive care that addresses the whole patient. This approach involves treating the immediate condition and supporting related issues, such as pain management and rehabilitation.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: At Veda Medical, we prioritize the needs of our patients. We believe in offering personalized care tailored to each patient’s circumstances. This approach means that every treatment plan is unique and designed to deliver the best possible results.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We invest in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology to enhance our services. Our commitment to technology is second to none, from high-definition imaging systems for accurate diagnosis to the latest surgical instruments for precise treatment.
  • Collaborative Multidisciplinary Team: Our team works collaboratively to deliver optimal patient care. Everyone is vital, from surgeons and physiotherapists to nurses and administrative staff. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that all patient care aspects are coordinated and effective.
  • Focus on Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and treatment options. Our team takes the time to explain the details of each procedure, allowing patients to make informed decisions about their care.
  • Research and Innovation: Veda Medical is actively involved in research and innovation as a forward-thinking institution. Our commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements ensures that our patients benefit from the most up-to-date treatments.
  • Safety and Comfort: Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. We adhere to rigorous sterilization and safety protocols, and our team is committed to making the patient experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Accessible and Convenient: With flexible scheduling and convenient locations, accessing our services is straightforward and hassle-free. We also offer telehealth consultations for patients who prefer to consult with our specialists from their homes.
  • Post-Treatment Rehabilitation: We provide robust rehabilitation support post-treatment to help our patients regain full functionality. Our physiotherapy team designs personalized programs to facilitate recovery and restore mobility.
  • Follow-Up Care: We believe in the importance of regular follow-up care. Our team is committed to monitoring your recovery and making necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome.

Choosing Veda Medical for your finger services ensures that you’re entrusting your care to a team of dedicated professionals committed to excellence in every aspect of their work. Our patient-centric approach, advanced technology, and cutting-edge techniques ensure every patient receives the best possible care. Trust us to provide you with the highest standard of care for your finger and hand needs.

Meet Dr. Mohan

Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Trained in Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgery. Dr. Pradeep S. Mohan is a highly-skilled, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Seton Hall University, he attended Yale University and Southern Illinois University to complete fellowships in Hand and Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received extensive training in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation. 

Dr. Mohan takes pride in his work, and his patients love him for his transparency, excellent bedside manner, and ease of explanation of the procedures. He believes in having educated and informed patients. Dr. Mohan is known for his individualized and comprehensive treatment plans and dedication to perfection, resulting in total patent satisfaction. He is here to help you achieve your desired goals.

Contact Us Today!

Are you ready to regain optimal hand and wrist function, alleviate pain, and enhance your quality of life? Look no further than Veda Medical, where our experienced team of hand specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment options. We are committed to delivering outstanding outcomes with our expertise in hand and microsurgery, state-of-the-art facilities, and compassionate approach. Contact Veda Medical today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards restored hand and wrist health. Let us be your trusted partner on your journey to improved function, comfort, and a brighter future.

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