Treatment for Patients in Reno, NV who are Suffering from Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel is a condition that causes pain and other symptoms to develop in the hand, wrist and sometimes the forearm. This condition is caused when the median nerve — the nerve that runs from your forearm to your hand — gets trapped within the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow space through which the nerves travel. If you have been experiencing the symptoms of this condition, which include pain, numbness and tingling in your wrist, hand and fingers, you should schedule an appointment with our team of orthopedic doctors at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada. We provide a number of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help relieve the pain of carpal tunnel.
During your initial appointment with one of our doctors, you will undergo a physical evaluation to assess the symptoms you are experiencing, their level of severity and the amount of nerve damage (if any) that has been caused. In some cases, our doctors may recommend an X-ray or MRI of your hand to have a better view of what is causing your nerve compression. Once your condition has been diagnosed, you and your doctor can move forward toward a personalized treatment plan to help you restore the full function of your hand.
Common methods of non-surgical treatment for this condition include:
- Hot/cold compresses
- Physical therapy
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Because we are an orthopedic clinic, you can receive your physical therapy treatment in our medical center in Reno. This makes your treatment convenient by preventing you from having a find a separate doctor to treat your carpal tunnel.
While many patients find relief through several weeks or months of non-surgical treatment, some patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome may need surgery to remove the pressure from the median nerve in the wrist that is causing your pain. At Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we have a team of orthopedic surgeons skilled in carpal tunnel surgery and a number of other procedures related to the hands and wrists. Contact our Reno, NV clinic today for more information and to schedule your initial consultation with one of our doctors.