Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.

In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time, so early diagnosis and treatment are important. Early on, symptoms can often be relieved with simple measures like wearing a wrist splint or avoiding certain activities. 

If not treated early on, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms. To prevent permanent damage, surgery to take pressure off the median nerve may be recommended for some patients. Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome are treated without surgery. Surgery is considered only when symptoms haven’t improved after several weeks to months of nonsurgical treatment.


The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is here to help you and your family. 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call for an appointment…

Toll free (866) 806-0800 or (912) 427-0800.