Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment for Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, VA & throughout Hampton Roads
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects the hand. Its initial symptoms usually include numbness and tingling sensations that gradually worsen, leading to pain and weakness throughout the arm, hand, and fingers. Even though the early symptoms might seem tolerable, it’s best to see a physician promptly if you experience this type of discomfort. When diagnosed and addressed early, carpal tunnel syndrome can often be successfully treated without the need for surgery. For evaluation and treatment of this and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system, patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and the surrounding Virginia areas are welcome to consult with the orthopaedic experts at Tidewater Orthopaedics.
Carpal tunnel syndrome results from compression of the carpal tunnel, a small channel that houses the median nerve in the wrist. This important nerve transmits motor and sensory signals to the thumb and the index, middle, and ring fingers. When the limited space within its passageway is compressed, the median nerve can be subjected to excessive pressure, which can create painful symptoms. Common sources of compression are believed to include repetitive hand movements performed with the wrist bent in a downward position, wrist injuries that cause swelling, and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
At Tidewater Orthopaedics, we established our practice serving the Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg region with a commitment to providing a high level of specialty treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and other orthopaedic injuries and conditions. You can trust our expert medical staff to accurately diagnose your condition and determine whether you might benefit from a conservative treatment regimen, which could include:
- A brief period of rest
- Splinting and wrist immobilization
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy (available through our dedicated team of in-house therapists)
- Steroid injections
- And more
If your symptoms are severe or persist despite non-operative therapies, we may recommend orthopaedic hand surgery to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. Should you require surgical intervention, we will fully explain your options. In keeping with our dedication to specialist care, we are proud to have the only two board-certified hand surgeons on the Peninsula on our staff.
Contact Tidewater Orthopaedics today at 757-827-2480 if you would like to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. We see patients at both of our offices, which are conveniently located in Hampton, VA, and Williamsburg, VA.