What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel is a condition that occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed. This nerve controls many movements in the hand and is even connected to all fingers aside from the pinky. You may have carpal tunnel if you experience pain weakness, swelling, or a tingling sensation in your hand or wrist. Muscle pain and cramping up to the arm can be a sign that the condition has progressed. At Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler treats carpal tunnel to offer men and women in Madison, Jackson, and surrounding Mississippi communities relief from this condition. For more information, contact our Ridgeland, MS office.
How Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?
Your treatment for carpal tunnel will vary depending on the severity of your condition. If you have mild carpal tunnel symptoms, Dr. Steckler may suggest a wrist splint or steroid injections to reduce symptoms. He may also provide certain exercises to relieve pressure on the nerve. For more serious cases, he may suggest carpal tunnel release. This procedure will begin by providing you with a numbing medication so you can remain comfortable during this 45-minute outpatient surgery. Dr. Steckler will make a small cut in your palm, close to your wrist, then cut the ligament that covers your carpal tunnel. This will help alleviate some of the pressure on your median nerve so you can find relief. After he's complete, Dr. Steckler will close your incision and you will be ready to go home. You will need to take it easy on your hand for the first few weeks after your surgery, so we will provide particular instructions on how you can help your wrist recover properly.
Treat Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel is a condition that can cause pain, swelling, and numbness in your wrist and hands. Whether you've had carpal tunnel for a while or you've just started noticing symptoms of carpal tunnel, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery can help create a treatment plan that will prevent further damage to your hand, wrist, and even arm. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our Ridgeland, MS office today.