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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment, Including Surgery, at Pasadena Orthopedics
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment, Including Surgery, at Pasadena Orthopedics

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment, Including Surgery, at Pasadena Orthopedics
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When you step on a garden hose, you cut off the flow of water. When you take your foot off the garden hose, the garden hose recovers – unless you stay on it for 10 years. Then it doesn't. The same thing happens with a nerve. Pressure on a nerve can compromise its blood supply. The treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome consists of taking the pressure off of the nerve.  Several forms of treatment may be helpful.

If you're looking for a doctor who treats carpal tunnel syndrome, the answer is easy: the top orthopedic doctors and surgeons at Pasadena Orthopedics.
 

While surgery is often an eventual treatment for moderate-to-severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, there are many non-invasive treatments as well, especially for those who haven't had the condition for very long. In this case, early intervention can help reduce pain and improve mobility, as well as delay or prevent surgical intervention.

Non-invasive Carpal Tunnel Treatments 
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  • Wearing a removable brace or splint at night or during activities when the nerves of the wrist are subject to being impinged or pinched.
  • Over-The-Counter (OTC) pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.
  • Alternative medicine such as yoga practice. (Yoga for Carpal Tunnel has actually been proven to reduce pain and other symptoms. [Source])
  • Steroid injections, like those also often used in treating knee pain.
  • Reducing the time spent on the activity causing the nerve impingement. Sometimes, especially if the activity is work-related, reducing the time spent isn't possible. In these cases, just changing the way you do the activity--e.g. the number of positions you can change into while doing it--can reduce the specific repetitive motion that is causing the nerve pain.

If these or other non-invasive treatments are insufficient, we have some of the best orthopedic doctors and surgeons at Pasadena Orthopedics who will assess your need for surgery. When a condition requires this route, we do whatever we can to ensure we pursue surgical options that reduce your postoperative pain and minimize recovery time.

If you live in or around Pasadena,
Glendale, or San Gabriel Valley, CA, and are experiencing hand pain, wrist pain, or wrist-to-elbow forearm pain, call 626-517-0022 or contact us today to make an appointment to be assessed for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you are lucky to discover you don't have this particular condition, we are also equipped to handle other conditions that are causing your pain. Whatever the result, Pasadena Orthopedics works hard to ensure you obtain a positive outcome.
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