Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of the hand. When the median nerve is compressed, symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.
The anatomy of the wrist, health problems, and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Proper treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores wrist and hand function. Leading board-certified orthopedic surgeons Brian Mehling, MD and Pavel Yufit, MD of Mehling Orthopedics can help. They provide innovative carpal tunnel solutions in Hackensack, New Jersey, as well as West Islip, New York. Request an appointment online to schedule your carpal tunnel exam or call your nearest office directly.