Carpal Tunnel Columbus
Repetitive motion, use or vibration can cause problems within the hand at the wrist. The tendons that enable fingers to flex run through a tunnel, called the carpal tunnel, which also houses the median nerve. If those tendons get inflamed, it causes pressure on nerve which can cause numbness, tingling, pain and a weakened grip. Dr. Lichten will perform a relatively quick outpatient surgery to open up the roof of the carpal tunnel, which releases pressure on the nerve. His patients will typically wear a splint for about a week. Many people notice some immediate relief with gradually improving symptoms and range of motion over the course of a month.