One of the primary symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome is tingling in the thumb and the first three fingers of the hand. As you will learn in this video, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when excessive pressure is put on the median nerve.
The median nerve travels down the wrist beneath a ligament and into your forearm. Due to tendonitis or simple wear and tear, the median nerve may become squeezed or pinched, causing numbness or tingling in the hand. The first line of defense involves anti-inflammatory drugs and wearing splints to decrease wrist movements. If pain and numbness persist, surgery may be necessary.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, call Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine today at (866) 650-8063. Our team of orthopedic surgeons provides the highest standard of medical care to the entire New York City area.