Diagnosing & Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Fayetteville or Elizabethtown, NC
Suffering from pain or tingling in your hand or wrist? At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we’re carpal tunnel and hand pain experts. If you suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome, schedule an appointment with one of our Fayetteville or Elizabethtown, NC orthopedic surgeons. We offer specialized care and treatment for a wide range of hand and wrist conditions.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neurological condition where increased pressure is placed on the median nerve in the wrist, resulting in the nerve being compressed or pinched. Compression of the nerve often comes from swelling, altered wrist anatomy, or an injury, although it can be caused by a number of medical conditions.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms tend to start gradually, and often appear first at night. In general, symptoms of carpal tunnel can include:
- Numbness and tingling in the fingers
- Decreased grip strength
- Sharp pain in your wrist
- Pain in the hand, forearm or wrist that awakens you at night
- Stiffness in your fingers
Schedule an Appointment With Our Fayetteville Orthopaedic Surgeon for Carpal Tunnel Care
If you’ve been dealing with hand or wrist pain or numbness for more than two weeks, contact Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and schedule an evaluation for carpal tunnel syndrome in Fayetteville, NC or Elizabethtown, NC. By understanding your symptoms and medical history, along with a physical examination, we can make an accurate diagnosis of your hand or wrist pain.
Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to provide high-quality diagnosis and care for hand and wrist pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, in patients from Fayetteville, South View, Hope Mills, Gray’s Creek, Elizabethtown and the entire Cape Fear region.