What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
When there is increased pressure on the median nerve of the wrist, it can lead to swelling. In many cases, this swelling becomes severe enough to restrict movement, as well as cause numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and/or fingers. This condition is known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Most people suffering from these effects notice the worst symptoms during the nighttime. However, they can also cause issues performing normal tasks, such as reading or writing, during the day.
There are many potential forms of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome that can be utilized by Dr. Christie Lehman and her staff in order to alleviate pain caused by CTS for our Asheville, NC patients. We have the ability to perform diagnostic nerve testing in our office if needed as well. Visit Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to discuss how one of our treatments could be beneficial to you.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel?
Carpal tunnel can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms. Some of the most common can include:
- Weakness when gripping objects
- Tingling in the hands
- Numbness and/or pain in the hands and wrist
- A swollen sensation within the fingers
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
When you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit our facility for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
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How Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Be Treated?
When it comes to carpal tunnel syndrome, it's very important to begin treatment as soon as possible. If we can diagnose and treat the issue before it worsens, we can save our patients from a lot of pain and discomfort in their everyday life. For this reason, once you notice the earliest signs of CTS, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Christie Lehman as soon as possible to get you on the fastest road to recovery. Treatment types can vary from one patient to another with some only requiring medication or corticosteroids while others may need to use a wrist splint.
As a Regenexx®-partner facility, we can also offer groundbreaking regenerative treatments in which growth factors are extracted from the patient's own body before being distilled and injected into the affected area(s). These growth factors then stimulate the body's natural healing process, which can lead to incredible results when it comes to restoring the function of your body.
Reduce Pain in Your Wrists
Our modern techniques can be used to dramatically eliminate pain and discomfort stemming from carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as numerous other conditions. They can also be performed quickly and effectively without the need for the scarring or downtime associated with surgical options.
When surgery is indicated, Dr. Lehman can refer to one of several excellent surgical colleagues. Contact Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Christie Lehman at our facility in Asheville, NC.