A Carpal Tunnel Injection is a method used to help diagnose the source of pain in the hand and simultaneously provide relief by delivering anti-inflammatory medication into the carpal tunnel area of the wrist.
The carpal tunnel is an area in your wrist that the median nerve and tendons inhabit. The carpal tunnel runs through your forearm directly to your hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects up to 3% of Americans. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this narrow passageway on the side of your palm composed of bones and ligaments experiences disabling pain. This member of the body controls sensation and movement in the thumb and first three fingers. When the passageway is compressed it results in numbness, tingling, weakness or pain in the hand. This pressure on the passageway directly affects carpal tunnel syndrome. These sensations all contribute to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by repetitive movements, hand-arm vibration and working in awkward positions for a long period of time. It can be closely associated to work related tasks.
The treatment involves an injection that is inserted into the inflamed tissues to reduce pain. The injection serves the inflamed tissues by lessening the pain. The injection is an easier alternative to surgical options. The treatment is quick and easy as the injection is inserted into the targeted area. This treatment helps patients by sending quick relief and helping heal their carpal tunnel syndrome. The injection helps normalize nerve activity. During the injection there will be slight discomfort. If left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms could become constant and worsen over time. Other problems like permanent nerve damage, disability and loss of hand function could result from leaving symptoms untreated.
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