FACTS:

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.  Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, and half of the ring finger.  You may first notice symptoms at night.    

DIAGNOSIS:

Dr. Swaid will perform an exam checking the feeling, strength, and appearance of your neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands. He may also order tests, such as blood tests or nerve tests.  

PROCEDURE:

Dr. Swaid will often recommend conservative treatments before recommending surgery.  These may include taking NSAIDs to relieve pain and reduce swelling or wearing a wrist splint at night.  

If surgery is recommended, Dr. Swaid will make an incision on the palm of your hand and will cut the transverse carpal ligament.  

Dr. Swaid has performed several thousand carpal tunnel release surgeries over his 35 years of neurosurgical practice.  If you’re concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome, give our office a call today.

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