Suffering from Carpal Tunnel? Get Relief at Key Clinics

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Makes Using Your Hands Painful

Do you have pain in the hand that started as a small tingle in one of your fingers but has progressively gotten worse? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can make doing just about anything with your hand difficult. It can make it painful to do things like hold a cup of coffee, write or even get dressed.

At Key Clinics, Dr. Siegal can perform a minimally invasive form of Carpal Tunnel Release to give his patients better outcomes and faster recovery times. If you believe you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel and want to get back to a pain-free quality of life, you need to schedule with Key Clinics today.

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What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as the median nerve in the wrist begins to become pinched. Most people begin experiencing a tingling or numbness in the thumb, index, middle and/or ring finger. Initially, the symptoms may come and go, but as the condition worsens, the symptoms can become more continuous and intensify with sharp or shooting jolts. Other symptoms in the fingers and hand include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Jolts of Pain
  • Weakness
  • Trouble Using the Hand

Sometimes the symptoms are incredibly painful, to the point that holding a cup of coffee or a spoon becomes difficult.  People can have trouble writing, eating, driving, or even buttoning shirts or blouses.

Very commonly people awaken in the morning or are awakened at night with horrible numbness and tingling in the affected hand(s) causing the patient to shake their hands back and forth to obtain any relief.

Causes and Risk Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Because carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve that runs down the forearm through the carpal tunnel of the wrist, anything that irritates or puts pressure on that nerve could lead to this condition. Including conditions such as:

  • Fractured Wrist
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling from Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Repetitive Motions (like writing or typing)
  • And others

There are also multiple risk factors for developing carpal tunnel syndrome, including:

  • Women typically have higher reported cases of carpal tunnel syndrome compared to men
  • Conditions that cause nerve damage, such as diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Fluid retention
  • Other health issues, such as kidney failure, thyroid disease, and even menopause
  • Pregnancy

Traditional Carpal Tunnel Release is A Thing of The Past

In the past, physicians performed what is known as Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. It involved making a 2-inch incision down the palm of the hand to expose the transverse carpal ligament. Then the physician would release the ligament and stitch up the incision. This could lead to extra pain and an extended recovery because the patient was healing from both the cut in the hand and the released ligament. Now there is something better.

Trice Medical’s Seg-WAY™ Procedure

The Seg-WAY™ Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release system is a minimally invasive form of carpal tunnel release that allows Dr. Siegal to give his patients a reduced recovery time, minimal scarring, and decreased post-op pain.

During the procedure, Dr. Siegal will make a much smaller incision than during traditional surgery (about ½ inch). The incision is along the crease of the wrist and allows him to enter the wrist using a small camera and the Seg-WAY™ tools. The endoscopic surgery and small incision help you to recover faster and get back to normal activities within days.

Dr. Siegal can perform minimally invasive carpal tunnel release on both hands at once meaning you’ll get back to writing calligraphy faster and with less pain. Visit Dr. Siegal to see if the Seg-WAY™ procedure is right for you. 

Get Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

You don’t deserve to be in Carpal Tunnel pain any longer. With Dr. Siegal performing the carpal tunnel release surgery, you have nothing to fear.  Instead of living with pain, tingling, and numbness, contact us at Key Clinics for a firm diagnosis and treatment today.

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