- Burning, tingling, itching etc in the palm of your hand, thumb or index & middle fingers
- Fingers “falling asleep” and numb at night
- Pain may even travel up to the shoulder
- Clumsiness & weakness of the hand
- Dropping of things
Causes & Risk factors
Any action that compresses the median nerve may contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-
- Repetitive motion, like typing, playing piano etc.
- Other health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism etc.
After a thorough evaluation, the doctor will prescribe the appropriate surgical or non-surgical treatment like
- Splinting- to avoid the bending of the wrist
- Medication for pain
- Activity changes to avoid further damage
- Steroid Injections
- Surgical carpal tunnel release including open & endoscopic carpal tunnel release
In the initial stages, it may recover within a few weeks. But if progressed and operated it may even take up to a year.