Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery in Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care’s Hand and Wrist Experts Can Help Free You From Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is common and often disabling disease. Every year more than 500,000 people in the US undergo surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome. CTS pain can start slowly, with a dull ache in the wrist that can go to your hand or forearm. Common symptoms include:
- Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand. Often made worse by holding a steering wheel, phone or book.
- Pain extending from your wrist to your arm or shoulder, or down into your palm or fingers.
- Weakness in your hands and a tendency to drop objects.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is most often associated with typing and computer use, it can affect anyone who performs repetitive hand motions. With carpal tunnel syndrome, tendons or ligaments in the wrist become enlarged, often due to inflammation from overuse. The resulting pain, tingling and numbness make simple tasks hard to do, but the orthopedic hand and wrist experts at Aurora Health Care can help treat and control your symptoms.
We offer many carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options throughout the state of Wisconsin, including non-surgical treatment, such as rest and exercises that can be done at home.
If rest, splinting and medication do not ease your pain, we may recommend surgery.
Innovative Endoscope Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Aurora Health Care surgeons were among the first in Wisconsin to offer a less-invasive carpal tunnel syndrome surgery using an endoscope. An endoscope is a device with a tiny camera attached to it that allows your doctor to see inside your carpal tunnel and perform surgery through small incisions in your hand or wrist.
With this less-invasive procedure, patients have reported less pain and return to normal activities in about half the time as those who underwent more traditional surgery.
Don’t let carpal tunnel syndrome pain slow you down. Let the hand and wrist experts at Aurora Health Care help rid you these symptoms. Your hands – and wrists – are in good hands with our team. You can find Aurora orthopedic specialists as far south as Kenosha, and as far north as Green Bay.
Find an orthopedic specialist in Wisconsin who specializes in carpal tunnel syndrome treatment.