Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve travelling through the wrist is compressed or squeezed. This nerve is surrounded by ligaments, tendons and bones that may thicken and enlarge due to many factors. These factors include either repetitive hand use, hand and palm positions that involve flexing and extending, pregnancy, genetics, carrying heavy objects or other medical conditions such as obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
Signs and Symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome start gradually leading to numbness, tingling and pain sensation in te thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. An individual may also experience a weakened hand grip, loss of feeling in the fingers and a loss of coordination in the hand. If an individual continues to experience any of these signs or symptoms, they should be seen by a specialist in the field of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, http://emg-ncv.com, (EMG/NCS). An examination involving Phalen’s test and Tinel’s sign will be implemented to further confirm Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. For additional information, you can contact California Sports & Rehab Center. We can accommodate your needs in multiple locations in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Please visit us at http://emg-ncv.com or call our office at (310)-652-6060 for any questions!