Carpal tunnel syndrome: pain, tingling and numbness in the fingers
Diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome in the Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which compression of the median nerve occurs in the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Symptoms include pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers.
Diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is based on clinical symptoms and tests such as electrical stimulation of the nerve and measurement of electrical activity:
- Verification of sensitivity and strength in the affected areas by a doctor.
- Electroneurography (ENG) can measure nerve pressure and confirm the presence of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome includes conservative measures such as physical therapy, use of wrist orthoses, and pain medication. In severe cases, surgical treatment may be needed to relieve pressure on the nerve.
It is important to get early diagnosis and treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome to slow the progression of the condition and prevent long-term damage.
How do I discover carpal tunnel syndrome in time? What do I have to watch out for? Typical suspicions are for example:
- Numbness or tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger.
- Weakness or pain in the hand and forearm.
- Night pain or tingling.
- Difficulty with fine motor tasks (e.g. opening buttons).
- Changes in the shape of the hand (e.g. curling of the fingers).