Is Carpal Tunnel Surgery Always Necessary And Can Surgery Be Avoided?
Maple, ON – Many people complain of wrist pain and hand numbness. Often times patients come into my office and say they were already diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
CTS occurs when repetitive strain and stress to the wrist causes tissue irritation and inflammation. This causes swelling in the part of the wrist called the Carpal Tunnel (CT), which is made up of 8 wrist bones called carpal bones and one tough ligament. Travelling through this small-spaced tunnel are 9 stringy, rigid tendons of the forearm and one soft nerve called the median nerve. (more…)