Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment in Rochester, NY

Carpal Tunnel

Specialists in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders around, and can affect both hands and wrists on a particular person. It disables a primary nerve that causes the fingers to be numb, sensation in the hand to be lost, and a mild-moderate tingling pain or burning sensation extending up to your forearm. Carpal Tunnel currently affects around 2-3% of Americans and is very treatable.

At Greater Rochester Orthopaedics specialize our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Our dedication to providing quality comprehensive orthopaedic care and has set the standard for orthopaedic excellence in the Greater Rochester area. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s best to speak with a doctor at Greater Rochester Orthopaedics to determine what your options are for dealing with the pain. Call our office at (585) 295-5476 and schedule an appointment at your nearest location today! 

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Generally, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome appears as a numbness and tingling in the fingers. Occasionally it will be felt in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers, but does not have to be felt in all of them. 

Other symptoms include:

  • Numbness and pain in:
    • Hand
    • Forearm
    • Wrist
  • Tingling or the feeling that your hand is falling asleep
  • Pain in the wrists or forearms that increases with usage
  • Stiffness of wrist or forearms
  • Difficulty moving your hand (during tasks like writing, typing, driving, etc.)

Non-surgical treatment options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can let you resume regular activity of your hand, wrist, and forearm. There are a number of treatment options, but the severity of each specific person’s symptoms will determine what treatment options are viable. Oftentimes, treatment will include the following:

  • Avoiding pain triggers
  • Physical Therapy
  • Stretching
  • Endurance Training
  • Stress Training
  • Medication
  • NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen)
  • Pain Management Injections
  • Surgery

Do I need surgery for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

In most cases, surgery isn’t necessary for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, if symptoms don’t improve with other treatment options, surgery may be required to reduce the chance of permanent nerve damage or the progression of atrophy. If pain disturbs sleep or daily function, it may be time for surgery.

While the typical carpal tunnel surgery will be an endoscopic procedure done on an outpatient basis, this will vary depending on your diagnosis and potential results from a nerve test. 

Schedule an Appointment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

If you are experiencing symptoms that may be related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contact Greater Rochester Orthopaedics at our in Irondequoit or Penfield office at (585) 295-5476 for more information. 

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