The carpal tunnel is a passageway through the wrist that carries tendons and one of the major nerves of the hand. Pressure may build up within this area as a result of conditions such as injury, rheumatoid arthritis, fluid retention during pregnancy, overuse or recurring motions. The pressure that would result on the nerve in the tunnel causes a tingling sensation in the hand, generally along with aching, numbness, and impaired hand function. This condition is called carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sometimes, splinting of the hand and anti-inflammatory medications can help to get over the issue. But if it does not help, you may have to undergo surgery.
Generally, surgery can be done in a modestly invasive way with the help of a small scope and incision. At times, an incision in the palm is needed to let go of the pressure on the nerve. After the consultation with Dr. Haque, you can decide upon the most suitable surgical method. The outcome of the surgery depend son factors such as how long the condition existed and the amount of damage it has caused to the nerve. This is why it is suitable to see a doctor at an earlier stage if you feel you are suffering from this condition. Sometimes you can stave off surgery with hand therapy.
Carpel tunnel syndrome can cause tingling, numbness, or a dull ache in the shaded area shown in this illustration.
Dr Haque will make a small incision from the palm to the wrist, providing access to the tissue that's causing pressure on the nerve.
A section of tissue is cut, relieving pressure on the nerve and restoring feeling and function to the hand.