Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Delray Beach, FL
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders and can affect both hands and wrists in 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.
Dr. Marcie A. Merson specializes in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’re experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in the Palm Beach area, schedule your appointment at our office in Delray Beach today. Give our office a call at (561) 499-7020 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Generally, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome appears as 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:
- 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.)
Many other things can cause any of these symptoms, so before diagnosing yourself with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s best to see Dr. Merson determine what your options are for dealing with the pain.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can let you resume the regular activity of your hand, wrist, and forearm. There are many 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
- Endurance Training
- Stress Training
- NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen)
- Pain Management Injections
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.
At Palm Beach Pain Institute, Dr. Merson will work to correct the pain using non-surgical treatment options.