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Carpal Tunnel in Houston, TX

Dr. Joseph Perlman offers carpal tunnel treatment to patients throughout Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas.

What Is Carpal Tunnel?

Your wrist has a complex design of small bones, tendons, and a nerve that connects to your hand and fingers. The nerve, known as the median nerve, runs through a small channel known as the carpal tunnel. Certain activities may cause the nerve and tendons to swell. When this occurs, pressure is placed on the nerve. The pressure on the nerve causes symptoms in your thumb, as well as your index, middle, and ring fingers. The muscles of your forearm are also connected to the median nerve, so the inflammation affects your ability to use your forearm muscles as well.

How Do I Know If I Have Carpal Tunnel?

While each patient may experience different symptoms, the most common sign that may alert you is the feeling that your fingers tingle at night. The sensation is similar to when your fingers or hand falls asleep. You may also have a burning sensation or numbness. As carpal tunnel progresses, you may have weakness in your hand or arm. If you have these symptoms or are experiencing any other problems with your hands or fingers, Dr. Perlman conducts a thorough examination to determine the reason for your discomfort. He may ask you to move your wrist, or he may apply light pressure to the palm of your hand. He may recommend additional tests, such as a special type of nerve test known as an electromyogram.

How Is Carpal Tunnel Treated?

If you have early-stage carpal tunnel, Dr. Perlman may recommend that you make some changes to your activities. This may include frequent breaks from the activities or decreasing the amount of time you spend participating in the activities. Moderate cases are typically treated by splints to allow the wrist to heal, and certain medications to help reduce the swelling. For more advanced cases of carpal tunnel, Dr. Perlman may recommend surgery aimed at relieving the pressure inside your wrist.

What Does Recovery Entail After Treatment for Carpal Tunnel?

Successfully treating your carpal tunnel requires you to strictly follow Dr. Perlman’s recommendations. You may need physical therapy, depending on the extent of your condition.

What Are Carpal Tunnel Treatment Costs?

Treatment for carpal tunnel is based upon an individual treatment plan; therefore, the associated costs vary by patient. If you suffer from the symptoms of carpal tunnel, schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman today. The staff of Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre can answer all of your questions about financing and payment options. Please visit our finance page if you would like to know more about payment options.

Dr. Perlman has 20 years’ experience in the treatment of all acute and reconstructive hand conditions. He has completed fellowships in Microsurgery and Hand Surgery and has a certificate for Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the Houston Hand Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and American Association of Hand Surgeons and has presented papers and taught instructional courses to other hand surgeons.

At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, we understand how significantly carpal tunnel affects your life. Schedule a meeting with us today so that we can evaluate your symptoms and start you on a proper course of treatment. Dr. Perlman welcomes men and women from Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown, as well as other nearby locations.

Dr. Joseph Perlman

At The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Joseph Perlman offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Texas including Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Contact The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre office today to schedule your carpal tunnel consultation!

Written by Doctor PerlmanAugust 18, 2013