Carpal Tunnel Sydrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a commonly occurring condition that happens when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the wrist (carpal tunnel). This compression results in pain, numbness and tingling in the hand, arm or both. In most patients this is a chronic condition so early diagnosis and treatment are essential.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -
- Numbness, burning, tingling or pain in the first three fingers of either hand
- Potential electrical shock-like sensations that radiate into the first three fingers of either hand
- Tingling or pain that is felt up the forearm towards the shoulder
- Weakness or clumsiness in the affected hand which may interfere with work or daily life chores
- Dropping items due to a weakened grip in the affected hand
Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -
After a careful examination of the affected hand and wrist by your Doctor you may be prescribed an electrophysiological test such as:
- A Nerve Conduction Study to measure the nerve signals in your hand and arm to insure that the nerve is conducting the signal effectively. The Nerve Conduction Study is an important tool your doctor uses to see how severe your carpal tunnel is and will help your treating doctor recommend the best course of treatment.
- Electromyogram (EMG) to measure the electrical activity in your muscles. This is to determine if you have suffered any nerve or tissue damage.
Electrodiagnostic Studies -
If you need to schedule an EMG/NCS test because you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome you can call Precision Medical Group at (855) 364-6281 or click here use our handy contact form. If you’ve been referred to us by your Doctor you will want to complete our Patient Intake form (Forma de Ingesta de Pacientes). Visit our Locations page for a detailed listing of our locations.