Regenerative Medicine For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Applying too much pressure to the carpal tunnel causes the median nerve to become pinched resulting in many problems.
Applying too much pressure to the carpal tunnel causes the median nerve to become pinched resulting in many problems that are experienced in the wrist and hand including pain, tingling and difficulty functioning. The carpal tunnel is a pathway that runs from the elbow down to the hand. It is located on the inner aspect of your arm and houses a median nerve and many other tendons.
Symptoms of this condition can include:
- Weak grip
- Occasional clumsiness
- Tendency to drop things
The numbness or tingling most often takes place in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. The symptoms usually are felt at night during rest, but may also be noticed during daily activities. In severe cases, sensation and strength may be permanently lost.
A detailed history including medical conditions, repetitive activities and any prior injuries is important in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. An x-ray may be done to rule out arthritis or a fracture. In some cases, lab tests may be done. Electrodiagnostic studies are also a possibility to confirm the diagnosis and check for other possible nerve problems.
Symptoms may often be relieved without surgery. Some treatment options we offer at AZ Regenerative Medicine are:
- Changing patterns of hand use
- Keeping the wrist splinted in a straight position
- Wearing wrist splints at night
- Regenerative cell therapy injections into the carpal tunnel
If you have the carpal tunnel syndrome and you do not want to risk the side effects associated with steroid injections or you don’t want to go for surgery, we offer a non-invasive alternative. We will assess your condition before coming up with the specifics of your treatment.