Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that causes wrist pain, numbness, tingling, and other troublesome symptoms. Our team at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offer carpal tunnel injections to patients living in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Arlington, Texas area. A simple carpal tunnel injection may be all you need to keep wrist pain under control.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is seen more in women than men, and is a common source of wrist pain. This condition is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, and can be connected to many factors including wrist anatomy, hand use patterns, age and underlying health problems. Fortunately, a carpal tunnel injection is an effective treatment option to alleviate wrist pain in many Arlington, Texas patients.
What is a Carpal Tunnel Injection?
Before a carpal tunnel injection, Arlington, Texas patients can expect one of our physicians to test the level of wrist pain by lightly tapping the median nerve, or forcing wrist flexion for several minutes. If an injection is needed, it is done as an outpatient procedure and only takes a few minutes. Patients can expect wrist pain to be alleviated shortly after the injection.
Description of the Carpal Tunnel Injection Procedure
A needle will be filled with corticosteroid medication, used to calm inflammation. A physician will place your palm facing upward and the inside of your wrist will be cleaned and disinfected. The needle will then be inserted into the carpal tunnel area of the wrist, and the medication will be injected.
After the injection, patients can return home and follow the physician’s guidelines for post injection care. Complications are rare, but the most common are infection and no improvement in wrist pain symptoms.
If you are interested in carpal tunnel injections and live in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Arlington, Texas area, please contact OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine.