Not all wrist pain is carpal tunnel.
Many times patients tell us that ‘they have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)' because they were told this by another provider, a friend, or they self diagnosed based on something they read on the Internet.
Our experience tells us that the diagnosis is not always accurate.
As noted above there are many areas where the nerves to the hand can be pinched or compromised. The diagnosis of CTS IS reserved only for cases where the median nerve is ‘pinched’ in the wrist.
Understanding carpal tunnel a little better
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when pressure is applied to the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. This results in numbness, tingling, pain, and perhaps, weakness of the grip and pinch functions.
The median nerve can be pinched at many other locations as it courses down from the neck to the hand. This is why we examine and treat the CTS patient from the neck down!
We recognize that you have a choice of who treats your carpal tunnel syndrome. If you, a friend, or family member requires care for carpal tunnel syndrome, we appreciate the opportunity to help in the recovery.
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