Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common neurological condition which causes numbness and tingling and pain in one or both hands. Classically it causes the numbness and tingling in the 1st 3 fingers but often the entire hand is affected. People who will use their hands intensively and repetitively her more prone to develop this condition. Also patient with rheumatological disease such as rheumatoid arthritis are also more prone to CTS.
CTS can be evaluated with either EMG or ultrasound. These diagnostic tests provide information about the severity of the disease, which guides treatment. Treatments can include use of splinting, injections, or surgical decompression. Dr. David Hogarty can help with both the diagnosis and treatment of this condition and make a surgical referral when needed.