If hand and arm discomfort are affecting your ability to enjoy activities or perform at work, the culprit could be carpal tunnel syndrome. Florida Hospital’s team of hand and wrist specialists employs a full range of innovative carpal tunnel pain relief treatments. From restorative exercises to more extensive surgical treatments, we’ve helped thousands of people return to the activities they love, free from pain. Request an appointment with one of our carpel tunnel specialists today.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What Is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through an opening from the wrist to the hand called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is formed by the carpal bones on the bottom of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament across the top of the wrist. Since the median nerve provides sensory and motor functions to the thumb and three middle fingers, many symptoms may result.
Facts about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, carpal tunnel release is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the US. Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.