How can a neurologist help me with carpal tunnel treatment?

How can a neurologist help me with carpal tunnel treatment? | NASA MRI Blog

Golfers, have you found yourself waking up in the middle of the night due to pain in your wrist? Do you know that the repetition of perfecting that golf swing can be great for your game, but rough on your hands? That pain and tingling could be carpal tunnel syndrome

What is carpal tunnel?

People with carpal tunnel syndrome experience a pinched nerve in their wrist that causes numbness, weakness, and tingling in your hands.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel

Many factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including:

• Obesity
• Pregnancy
• Gout
• Diabetes
• Hypothyroidism
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Lupus
• Broken wrist bones
• Repetitious hand and wrist movements

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel

There are a variety of treatments depending on the severity of your condition. Among them:

• Reducing wrist activity
• Applying an ice pack
• Splints
• Physical Therapy
• Medications
• Surgery

A neurologist can determine if you will need surgery to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. A diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is determined by a neurologist performing a nerve conduction study. The procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes, and you can get back to your golf game only 6 weeks after the surgery. If you are experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome our Naples Neurologists can help. Visit our locations page to find the Naples and Fort Myers neurologist closet to you.