|WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL
|Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful nerve
problem that interferes with the use of your hand.
It occurs when tissue or bone puts pressure on the
nerve that runs from your neck through your wrist
to your fingers. At first, you may have numbness,
tingling, or burning in your hand. Shooting pain in
your wrist or forearm may follow and your grip may
|WHAT IS THE CARPAL
|The Carpal Tunnel is a narrow, rigid opening
formed by bones and ligaments (tissue that connects
bones). The Median Nerve passes through the carpal
tunnel, carrying messages between the hand and the
|WHAT CAUSES CARPAL
Wear & Tear -
repetitive hand movements, such as working on
an assembly line, at a computer, or with power
tools, can cause the tendons to become inflamed
and press the nerve against the carpal
A Misaligned Joint - an
injury to the wrist or arthritis in the wrist
joint can cause a bone to protrude in to the
carpal tunnel. The tunnel becomes narrower,
putting pressure on the median nerve. An injury
to the neck can also cause the median nerve to
swell and press against the tunnel.
Fluid Retention - can
cause the tissue in the carpal tunnel to swell
and presses on the median nerve.
|WHAT CAN YOU DO TO
PREVENT WRIST PROBLEMS?
|To keep pressure off the nerve in your wrist,
keep your wrist in a neutral (straight) position.
Avoid twisting, bending, pinching, or pressing
motions. Rest your hand often. Avoid making
repetitive movements or holding objects in one
position for long periods.
Dr. Ekizian is uniquely
qualified to correct your wrist
With his many years of experience along with
the use of specialized techniques, he can
develop a treatment plan to safely accelerate
your recovery and get you back into action.
An individually tailored and supervised
rehabilitation program will be developed to
strengthen and condition the underlying