Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve begins at the neck, passes through the shoulder area, down the arm, through the wrist to the hand and the first three fingers. This syndrome has become more prevalent due to repetitive micro-trauma of the underside of the wrist, which can be brought about by activities like typing or repetitive motions over a long period of time. We have also found that sleeping position of the wrist can cause CTS. We have used conservative techniques to help patients heal without painful surgery and loss of work time. We also have stretches and exercise that can help keep CTS from returning.