Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome, often abbreviated CTS, is an injury caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. It is known to cause pain and numbness in the hand and fingers, as well as weakness of the thumb.
There is still some debate about what causes this condition, but as some studies have found a link between CTS and repetitive motion in work, OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) considers it to be a cumulative trauma disorder.
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Signs and symptoms of CTS include:
- Nighttime painful tingling in one or both hands, frequently causing sleep disturbance
- Feeling of uselessness in the fingers
- A sense that fingers are swollen even though little or no swelling is apparent
- Daytime tingling in the hands, followed by a decreased ability to squeeze things
- Loss of strength in the muscle at the base of the thumb, near the palm
- Pain shooting from the hand up the arm as far as the shoulder
* Source: Carpal tunnel syndrome | University of Maryland Medical Center
Dr. E. Magaziner specializes in a wide variety of treatments for CTS such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and laser therapies, or, in more serious cases, joint injections, PRP, Prolotherapy, and even minimally invasive surgery. Contact his office in North Brunswick, NJ for more information or to set up a consultation.