What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition which causes discomfort in the hand, wrist, arm and even the shoulder due to pressure on the nerve.
When pressure impacts the nerve in the wrist, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Restricted movement
It can also cause a number of skin issues including:
- Nail dystrophy
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome often occurs due to making repetitive hand movements. If your work requires you to make repetitive motions with your hand, such as typing or using a till for long periods of time, it can cause the tissue in the wrist to swell. This places additional pressure on the nerve and causes carpal tunnel syndrome to occur.
Carpal tunnel can also be caused by the presence of other health conditions. Arthritis, obesity, diabetes, hypothyroidism and even pregnancy can cause swelling. If this affects the wrist, you may develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
The most common forms of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome are immobilisation, medication and physiotherapy. However, these remedies are often ineffective.
If you’ve tried physiotherapy, medication and immobilisation to no avail, you may be looking for an alternative option.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics now offers surgical treatment for carpal tunnel. This involves making a small incision at the wrist to relieve the associated swelling. This relieves pressure on the nerve and eradicates the symptoms of carpal tunnel immediately.
As a ‘walk in, walk out’ procedure, this surgical solution is the quickest way to resolve carpal tunnel syndrome for good.
Please call us today and we will be happy to book a no-obligation appointment. Our experts will be happy to assess your feet and discuss options.