Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Centers located in Norristown, Upper Darby, and Philadelphia, PA

Up to 6% of Americans deal with the daily discomfort and pain of carpal tunnel syndrome today. If you have tingling, numbness, and chronic pain in your wrist, hand, or fingers, Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC in Upper Darby, Norristown, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, can help with expert diagnosis and treatment. The team of multidisciplinary experts offers effective nonsurgical and non-drug solutions to help you beat carpal tunnel. Call the office in your area or schedule online now.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Q & A

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the main nerve in your forearm, the median nerve, becomes compressed. This compression occurs in the carpal tunnel, a small passage made of ligaments and bones. 

As your median nerve passes through your carpal tunnel, around the wrist, it's squeezed significantly. Because your median nerve delivers sensations to your hand, this leads to a variety of symptoms at the bottom of your thumb and in your index, middle, and ring fingers. 

What are the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

The most common symptoms include: 

  • Numbness in your fingers and palm
  • Sore or aching wrist 
  • Tingling in your fingers and palm
  • Weak-feeling thumb and fingers

You might feel the frequent urge to wring your hands if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a natural reaction to bring back sensation or eliminate uncomfortable tingling. 

How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed?

If you have these carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, the Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC team performs a physical exam to make a preliminary diagnosis. 

Then, you'll typically undergo electromyography (EMG) testing on-site. EMG testing administers a low-level shock to the median nerve to check nerve conduction in your carpal tunnel. 

What causes carpal tunnel?

The cause of carpal tunnel varies by individual. Some common risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome include obesity, small wrists, nerve damage, and inflammatory conditions. It affects women 10 times as often as men. 

Following your carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis, the Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC team educates you as to its underlying probable cause. This information can help guide your recovery planning.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?

Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment varies with the man or woman affected. In most cases, the Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC team prescribes splints and braces to control symptoms like tingling and numbness. You may wear these devices overnight, during the day, or both depending on the situation.

Other types of gentle nonsurgical care, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture, can also help ease carpal tunnel symptoms and restore your function. 

Nonoperative care usually relieves carpal tunnel syndrome, but as a last resort, the team considers referrals to trusted university-based hand surgeons. 

The highly skilled Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC team has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating carpal tunnel syndrome. They’re ready to help now, so call the office in your area or use the online appointment maker anytime.