Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition afflicting nearly 3 million American adults each year. It occurs when pressure is exerted on your median nerve that results in pain, numbness and tingling in your hand. Symptoms arise when pressure builds and causes narrowing in the carpal tunnel, a passage in the wrist that connects your hand and arm.

Typing and other repetitive motions, such as assembly line work, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Research shows that conditions such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes and hypothyroidism may also play a role in causing carpal tunnel syndrome. First signs are typically mild but can progress without proper treatment. In severe cases, pain and muscle cramps can inhibit your ability to grip objects or perform certain movements.

Medication is often the first step doctors will take to manage pain, and splints may be used to ease pressure on the median nerve and keep symptoms at bay. If these methods prove to be unsuccessful, your doctor may recommend a procedure called carpal tunnel release. If your surgeon elects to perform open surgery, they will make an incision to access the internal structures of your wrist. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, on the other hand, is a minimally invasive technique that uses a thin, flexible camera to guide the surgeon as they cut the carpal ligament and enlarge the carpal tunnel.

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Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care to manage your carpal tunnel syndrome. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal, brain and nerve conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.