Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is pressure on a nerve in the hand called the median nerve. The carpal tunnel itself is a passage surrounded by bones and ligaments in the palm of the hand. As a result of the pressure on the mentioned nerve, symptoms appear which in the initial phase can be a feeling of weakness in the hand, tingling in the hands, and numbness. All conditions that cause pressure on the nerve or irritate it can lead to the formation of swelling and inflammation and, consequently, to the development of the syndrome itself.
Treatment of carpal tunnel syndromeIn treatment, the most important thing is a timely diagnosis, because often in the initial phase, surgery is not necessary, but treatment is approached with non-surgical methods. The most common forms of non-surgical treatment include:
- Wrist splint
- NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen)