Do I Need Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Injections?
Carpel tunnel syndrome injections are an injection that alleviates painful symptoms in the carpal tunnel. The injection is a temporary relief for patients who have had little to no relief from conservative methods. The injections ease pressure on the median nerve, giving temporary pain relief.
What are the Common Symptoms of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The most common symptoms that patients experience with carpal tunnel syndrome are:
- Numbness or pain in one or both and
- Pins and needle feeling in the fingers
- Swelling feeling in the fingers
- Tingling or burning sensation in the fingers
- Weakness in one or both hands when gripping objects
What are the Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Pain from carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve and in your wrist. Inflammation can also occur and cause swelling. Common conditions linked with carpal tunnel syndrome are:
- Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis
- Fluid retention from menopause or pregnancy
- High blood pressure
- Trauma to the wrist
Carpal tunnel syndrome can worsen if the wrist is overextended continually. Repetitive wrist motion can result in swelling and compression to the median nerve.
Am I a Candidate for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Injections?
Candidates that are a good fit for carpal tunnel syndrome injections are experiencing pain that’s interfering with their day-to-day activities and sleep pattern. If you’re experiencing continual pain with no relief in sight, it’s time to contact Jenkins NeuroSpine.
Dr. Murthy is an expert pain management physician that can provide diagnosis and treatment for you. Reach out to our team to determine if carpal tunnel syndrome injections are right for you.