Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the United States. It happens when the median nerve is compressed within the carpal tunnel of the wrist. CTS symptoms are similar to other neuropathies and may include: pain, numbness, and tingling (that pins & needles feeling). These symptoms are often felt in the distal forearm or wrist and radiate into the thumb, pointer and middle finger. CTS can also progress into muscular atrophy in the thumb, pointer, and middle finger. Patients with CTS may also complain of decreased grip strength, hand clumsiness, and waking up in the night due to wrist/hand pain. It is important to rule out any involvement from nerves in the neck that can be presenting like CTS.
Call or come by Jerome/Wendell Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Clinics to meet with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy today and they can help find the cause of your pain and help manage it. Walk-ins are accepted and no referral is needed to receive an evaluation or treatment.