- Repetitive motion with hands (i.e. typing, counting money)s
- Thyroid dysfunction
- High blood pressure
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may include:
- Weakness in the thumb and/or fingers
- Inability to grip
When you arrive for your initial consultation, an Orthopedic Physicians Alaska (OPA) Hand Specialist will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your symptoms, and develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. This evaluation is a necessary part of diagnosing your condition and providing the best possible care.
When diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome, our experts will provide:
- A medical, injury, and symptom history review
- A physical examination
- Multiple view x-rays (to rule out a fracture), MRI and EMG ( nerve conduction study)
Once an official diagnosis is made, a customized treatment plan is prescribed. Treatment plans decrease symptoms as quickly as possible and then treat your underlying cause.