Carpal Tunnel Symptoms and Causes

Dec 14, 2017

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that affects the hands and wrists. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs through a narrow passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This condition can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected hand and fingers.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome may experience various symptoms, including:

  • Pain and Discomfort: Aching or burning sensation in the hand or wrist, often radiating up the arm.
  • Numbness and Tingling: Feeling of "pins and needles" or loss of sensation in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers.
  • Weakness: Difficulty gripping objects or performing fine motor tasks, like buttoning a shirt.
  • Hand Function Impairment: Reduced dexterity and coordination, leading to challenges in activities requiring manual precision.

Understanding the Causes

The exact cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is often unclear, but certain factors can increase the risk of developing this condition:

  1. Anatomy and Genetics: Some individuals are born with a narrower carpal tunnel, making compression of the median nerve more likely.
  2. Repetitive Hand Movements: Occupational or recreational activities that involve repetitive hand movements can contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  3. Health Conditions: Conditions like diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, and obesity can increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  4. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal imbalances, such as those occurring during pregnancy or menopause, can cause swelling and increased pressure on the median nerve.

Comprehensive Geriatric and Aging Care at Regency Square Care Center

At Regency Square Care Center, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for seniors, including the management and treatment of conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. Our experienced and compassionate team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping our residents enjoy a high quality of life.

Our Approach to Geriatric Care

With a focus on individualized treatment plans, we aim to address the specific needs and concerns of each resident. Our services include:

  • Medical Evaluation and Diagnosis: Our team of experts conducts thorough evaluations to accurately diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
  • Non-Surgical Interventions: We offer various non-surgical interventions, including medication management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the use of splints or wrist braces to alleviate symptoms.
  • Surgical Treatments: If non-surgical options are not effective, our skilled surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
  • Post-Treatment Rehabilitation: We provide comprehensive post-treatment rehabilitation programs to optimize recovery and restore hand function.
  • Education and Support: Our team offers educational resources and support to help individuals and their families better understand carpal tunnel syndrome and manage its impact on daily life.

Why Choose Regency Square Care Center?

When it comes to geriatric and aging care, Regency Square Care Center stands out for the following reasons:

  • Expert Team: Our skilled and experienced healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of care.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: We offer modern facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
  • Personalized Care Plans: We believe in tailoring our care plans to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident, promoting better outcomes.
  • Compassionate Environment: Our warm and welcoming atmosphere creates a supportive and caring environment for both residents and their families.
  • Focus on Quality of Life: We strive to enhance the overall well-being of our residents by promoting independence, maintaining dignity, and fostering social interactions.
  • Continuum of Care: Our comprehensive services cover a wide range of healthcare needs, ensuring a seamless transition between levels of care as required.

At Regency Square Care Center, we understand the challenges associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and are committed to providing exceptional care to help individuals regain hand function and improve their quality of life.

Aric Carpenter
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Oct 14, 2023