Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If You Have:
- tingling and numbness in your thumb, index, and middle finger,
- tingling in all fingers,
- tingling in only the thumb or middle finger,
- aching and pain in your hand,
- aching in your forearm that can radiate to your shoulder or back, and/or
- clumsiness or a weak grip,
You Might Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What is the Carpal Tunnel?
The carpal tunnel is a tunnel inside your hand, formed by a semi-circle of bones on three sides. The fourth side is a ligament that is unable to stretch. The median nerve, nine tendons, a spongy tissue called tenosynovium, and a bit of extra room are all located inside this tunnel.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Since the carpal tunnel is unable to stretch, pressure is placed on the median nerve when the tenosynovium begins to swell for any number of reasons. Due to the pressure, you begin to feel the symptoms mentioned above.
The Brown Procedure for Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our goal is not to just reduce pressure on the nerve, but to relieve the pressure entirely, reduce the chance of permanent nerve damage, and offer you a comfortable, safe experience. Because we feel strongly about not only fixing your problem, but getting you back to your normal routine in as little time as possible, the Brown Procedure is our chosen method for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment. With only two tiny incisions and no stitches, you are typically able to use your hand the next day, with no restrictions after seven.
See the Brown Procedure for more information.
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