Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Katy TX
Have you noticed numbness or tingling in your fingers? Does it keep you up at night? Do your hands feel clumsy or weak? If so, then you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. Depending on subtle variations in your symptoms, you may also be suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common upper extremity nerve compression disorder.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist that leads to tingling, numbness, and eventual weakness of your hand and fingers. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve (the funny bone nerve) at the elbow and causes similar symptoms. If left untreated, these conditions may cause irreversible nerve damage leading to permanent numbness or weakness of the hand.
Electrical diagnostic studies may be indicated to determine the degree of nerve injury. Oftentimes, surgery can be avoided by utilizing conservative treatments in cases of mild or moderate disease. If symptoms persist despite exhausting non-surgical options or severe disease is present, then surgery may be warranted to relieve the pressure on the nerve and prevent permanent dysfunction. You need a surgeon you can trust who can provide you a personalized care plan based on your symptoms and your functional needs.
At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we provide a broad range of options for patients needing carpal tunnel surgery – whichever best suits your individual preferences. We offer short-scar open and endoscopic techniques. We can perform the surgery with local anesthesia alone or with sedation.
If you think you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, we invite you to put your hands in our hands. Call our office today at 832-232-HAND (4263) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Das or Dr. Stephenson, your hand surgery specialists.