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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when pressure builds up from swelling in this tunnel and puts pressure on the nerve. When the pressure from the swelling becomes great enough to disturb the way the nerve works, numbness, tingling, and pain may be felt in the hand and fingers. Our physical rehab team will determine which therapies and procedures will create the best outcome in the treatment of CTS.
Usually the cause is unknown. Pressure on the nerve can happen several ways: swelling of the lining of the flexor tendons, called tenosynovitis; joint dislocations, fractures, and arthritis can narrow the tunnel; and keeping the wrist bent for long periods of time. Thyroid conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes also can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. There may be a combination of causes.
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms usually include pain, numbness, tingling, or a combination of the three. The numbness or tingling most often takes place in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. The symptoms are usually felt during the night but also may be noticed during daily activities such as driving or reading a newspaper. Patients may sometimes notice a weaker grip, occasional clumsiness, and a tendency to drop things. In severe cases, sensation may be permanently lost and the muscles at the base of the thumb slowly shrink (thenar atrophy), causing difficulty with pinch.
Our team at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers focuses on a conservative approach utilizing Physical Rehabilitation for most patients suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome. In some cases, injection medicine therapy may help in the treatment and pain relief related to CTS.
Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe. We understand that pain holds patients back in their lives and it is discouraging to watch people suffer. We know we can help. Our treatments of injection medicine therapy (epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, trigger point injections), therapeutic injections, nerve blocks and nerve ablations, joint injections and many other procedures, give life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines.
Most common causes of pain: Car Accidents and Traffic Accidents, Sport Injuries, On the Job Injuries, Slip and Falls, Every Day Wear and Tear, Arthritis, Degeneration, Muscle Imbalance and Sprains.
We are excited to know known by our patients and referring doctors as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, and Advanced Pain Management.