Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an irritation of the median nerve at the wrist, which leads to numbness, tingling and weakness in the first three (thumb, pointer and middle) fingers.  It is most commonly caused by a repetitive strain injury of your forearm flexor muscles after a long history of excessive typing.  When treated early and correctly, it is often reversible and does not require surgery.  More commonly than not, most of our patients’ claiming to have this diagnosis, indeed do not actually have CTS and likely have another forearm or wrist muscle/nerve issue, which we also assess for and treat with great results.