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Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Treatment in Pune and PCMC

What is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a peripheral nerve condition that occurs when the median nerve is squeezed. carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It leads to symptoms like pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and fingers.


Risk factors:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Overuse
  • Pregnancy
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Other health issues
  • Gender


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms:

  1. Pain/numbness/weakness/tingling in hand
  2. Shock-like sensations that radiate to the fingers
  3. Clumsiness while using hands/dropping items


How common is it?

Approximately 1% of the population has carpal tunnel syndrome.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatments:

  • Medication: Prescription medications, including corticosteroids, may be recommended by healthcare providers for more severe cases.
  • Rest: Taking regular breaks and making ergonomic adjustments to the workplace can also help manage symptoms.
  • Physical therapy: exercises to improve wrist and hand strength and flexibility, including wrist splints and nerve gliding exercises.
  • Steroid injections: provide temporary relief by reducing inflammation around the median nerve.
  • Surgery in some cases: The most common surgical procedure is carpal tunnel release, where the transverse carpal ligament is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
  • Carpal tunnel release: This procedure can be performed using an open or endoscopic technique.


Who is affected?

Carpal tunnel syndrome most commonly affects older women, but men and younger people can be at risk.


If you have wrist pain or symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndrome, contact us to schedule an appointment with our best carpal tunnel syndrome specialist in Pune and PCMC to learn more about your treatment options.

The Most Important Frequently Asked Questions

What activities can aggravate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Repetitive hand or wrist movements, such as typing, knitting, or using tools, can worsen CTS symptoms.

Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome be prevented?

While not always preventable, taking breaks, using ergonomic tools, and performing wrist exercises can reduce the risk.

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome common during pregnancy?

Yes, hormonal changes and fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to CTS, but it often resolves after childbirth.

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