Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Are you experiencing tingling, numbness, or pain in your hand or arm? If so, it is possible you have carpal tunnel syndrome.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in your wrist that’s about an inch wide. Small wrist bones called carpal bones form the floor and sides of this narrow tunnel. And because it’s such a narrow passageway, the boundaries of the tunnel are rigid and do not have much ability to stretch. The carpal tunnel’s function is to protect your main nerve in the hand as well as the associated tendons as they routinely allow you to bend your fingers and thumb.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this tunnel becomes narrowed or when tissues surrounding your flexor tendons swell, putting pressure on the main nerve in your hand. Swelling crowds this nerve and causes abnormal pressure on it that can result in tingling, numbness, or pain as well as weakness in your hand.

Early diagnosis and treatment are important. Early on, you may find relief of your symptoms with simple measures like wearing a wrist splint, avoiding certain activities, or moving and shaking your hands. If pressure on the median nerve continues, however, it can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms. To prevent permanent damage, your doctor may recommend surgery to take pressure off the median nerve.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and would like to be evaluated by a St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic specialist, contact us today.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Nivedita Nagam, MD

Nivedita Nagam

Chesterfield, MO

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

J. Clinton Walker, MD

J. Clinton Walker

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Christine C. Piper, MD

Christine C. Piper

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Nathanael S. Olson, DO

Nathanael S. Olson

St. Louis, MO

  • Hand and Wrist
  • Orthopedics

Robert P. Bruce, MD

Robert P. Bruce

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Suzanne G. Elton, MD

Suzanne G. Elton

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Nicholas B. Wilson, MD

Nicholas B. Wilson

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith, MD

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

James E. Schaberg, MD

James E. Schaberg

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Qasim Zaidi, MD

Qasim Zaidi

St. Louis, MO

  • Spine
  • Orthopedics

Kevin J. Quigley, MD

Kevin J. Quigley

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Hip and Knee
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Nathan M. Fisher, DO

Nathan M. Fisher

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376
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636-561-5037

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
Winghaven
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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636-561-0871

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

St. Louis Medical Associates

St. Louis Medical Associates
16216 Baxter Rd.
Suite 390
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-270-0365