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Living With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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carpal tunnel syndromeCarpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is squeezed in the wrist. The median nerve controls the sensations of the thumb and fingers, not including the pinky, on the palm side and it runs from forearm to hand. The compression of this nerve can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm.

If You’re Struggling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Call GNI at 478-743-7092.


There are a few specific symptoms that are caused by Carpal Tunnel

  • Pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand, wrist, or arm
  • Swollen, fatigued feeling in fingers, even if there is now actual swelling
  • Decreased grip strength
  • In some cases, the inability to differentiate hot or cold

How to Deal with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are numerous ways to cope with the symptoms of carpal tunnel, particularly early on before the condition has progressed. Different ways to deal with carpal tunnel include braces and splints, medications, and behavioral changes.

carpal tunnel syndromeBraces and Splints

Perhaps the most common way to deal with carpal tunnel is to wear a brace or a splint. This will keep the wrist straight, which reduces the pressure on the median nerve.


Taking anti-inflammatory medications can help to relieve some of the pain. Additionally, it medicine can reduce swelling which will relieve the pressure the median nerve is under in the carpal tunnel.

Behavioral Changes

Any activity that keeps your hand and wrist flexed or extended in the same position for a long period of time can cause your carpal tunnel to flare up. Give your hand frequent opportunities to completely relax. Stretching and shaking it out can help you loosen up and decrease the impact of the symptoms.

How We Can Help

Carpal tunnel syndrome can reach a point where medical attention becomes a necessity. If it’s left without treatment for too long, it can cause permanent damage to the ligaments and muscles around the affected area. At Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, we offer a treatment called a Carpal Tunnel Release. Through a small incision this procedure can relieve the pressure on the median nerve.

If You’re Suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Some Other Nerve Condition, the Surgeons at GNI can Help! Call us at 478-743-7092 to Schedule an Appointment.