Almost everyone these days uses a computer, smartphone or a device with some sort of keyboard. Although this advanced technology improves our lives in many ways, there is one major side effect.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause painful inflammation in the wrist. The condition is often caused by excessive typing or using a mouse.
Among the symptoms are:
- Swelling in the wrist or palm
- Numbness in fingers
- Pain or tingling in the hand
- Weakness in thumb and fingers
At Signature Medical Group, our hand centers and orthopedic specialists offer the latest treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team also delivers comprehensive care for bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
We offer convenient hours at night and on weekends. And many times you can see a doctor the same day you make an appointment with us.
Those with mild symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can ease their discomfort by taking more frequent breaks to rest their hands and wrists. They can avoid activities that worsen their pain and apply cold packs to reduce occasional swelling.
But if that doesn’t work, additional treatment options include wrist splinting, medications and surgery.
At Signature Medical Group, our orthopedic specialists try to ease your pain as quickly as possible. Make an appointment today and let the healing process begin.