How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Happen?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an all too common condition. It’s also a deeply painful one. Over time, a nerve in the hand know as the median nerve may become compressed. The median serve is a very important part of the body. This is the main nerve that extends across the front of a person’s forearm. Over time, this nerve may suffer from being compressed as a result of lots of use. As it does, the are around the nerve can become painful and hard to move. When such problems are chronic and constant, this may lead to a problem known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
This condition is caused by too much pressure on the nerve. Pressure on the nerve is possible in a wide variety of circumstances. People who spend a lot of time typing can find their nerve is uncomfortably inflamed and painful. People who suffer from a wrist injury may also find this decrease the passageway and lead to pain in this part of the body. When people engage in repeat exercises such as gripping a ball frequently or playing tennis, this can affect the hands in the nerve. In some cases, people can develop rheumatoid arthritis as they age. This can lead to joint swelling and pain in the nerves of the hand. However, there may be a variety of conditions that can lead to the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome over time.
Some people are more at risk from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than other people. Women tend to more at risk. That’s because they have smaller hands and thus a more narrow nerve. If you’ve suffered an injury to the wrist in the past, this can lead to ongoing problems with your wrist. People who put on weight can also find doing so puts pressure on the wrist and creates problems. Certain medical conditions can also lead to this issue. Women who are going through menopause can be at greater risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The same is true of people who are suffering from kidney problems or issues with their thyroids. This can lead to nerve swelling and pain in the hand.
While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be very painful and make it hard for people to carry out many daily activities, relief is possible. Experts like Dr. Christopher Falcon have the tools sufferers need to ease this painful condition and allow suffers to move freely again. Surgery can help alleviate pain and reduce swelling in the hand. Dr. Falcon offers his patients minimally invasive surgery with a faster and easier recovery time. That allows patients to move past their pain and recover function quickly.
If you suffer from this condition, it’s time to contact Dr. Falcon. Find out how he can help you with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome today. Call our office or contact us online to schedule an appointment.
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