Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery in Waterford, MI
Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming more common among the American population because so many of us work at desks in offices, typing away at our computers. This creates tension in our wrists, particularly when we don’t have the correct typing posture.
While there are certainly non-surgical procedures available to treat carpal tunnel, many of those with the condition turn to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Caused by the median nerve in the wrist compressing and rubbing against the tendons which form a “tunnel” in the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome affects the use of our hands and wrist.
It can worsen over time and may appear healed, only to return in certain conditions.
How do I know I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Depending on the severity, carpal tunnel syndrome is present usually when the person feels numbness, weakness, or tingling in the wrist and hand. On occasion, sufferers feel a sharp pain in the wrist when it’s being used.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be healed by some non-surgical treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications and exercises provided by a chiropractic specialist. However, as it is usually a recurring condition, many opt for the minor carpal tunnel syndrome surgery to fix it.
Open carpal tunnel release surgery is the most common way to fix this syndrome. A small incision is made in the palm, and the transverse carpal ligament is cut, and the skin closed with stitches.
This is typically a day surgery done under local anesthetic. While you’ll have stitches for about one to two weeks, you may require several months to recover fully.
If you feel you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, talking to one of our specialists can be very helpful.
Let our state-of-the-art chiropractic equipment and technology help you achieve a better quality of life.