NYU Langone physicians and therapists work together to customize treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that causes pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist. This occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the arm to the palm, is compressed or squeezed in the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway at the base of the hand. The goal is to minimize pain and help you return to your usual activities as soon as possible.
Damage to the median nerve can be prevented if carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed and treated early. NYU Langone specialists use their extensive experience and expertise to determine the extent of the condition, which enables them to offer you the most effective treatment options.
Simple lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. NYU Langone specialists usually recommend that you make these changes and try nonsurgical treatments before exploring surgical options.
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