Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that requires treatment to maintain different functions of the hand and fingers. Read on to find out exactly why treatment for CTS is so important, as explained by Miss Tanaya Sarkhel.
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Most sports, particularly those involving balls and rackets involve some kind of contact with the hands and fingers. Some sports such as basketball or netball are prone to more hand injuries. It’s quite easy to injure, fracture or dislocate the fingers or knuckles with these sports. If pain and swelling don’t go away after a few days of rest, ice and anti-inflammatories, you should have your fingers or hand checked with an x-ray. Injured joints can stiffen very quickly, and once stiff, are difficult to get back to normal. Orthopaedic surgeon Miss Tanaya Sarkhel tells us more about common hand and wrist injuries.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve in the wrist and hand, causing stiffness, reduced hand movement and discomfort. It is fairly common in adults and can be treated, either at home, or medically, depending on the severity. However, in some circumstances, diagnosis will show that what is suspected to be carpal tunnel syndrome, turns out to be another condition. Miss Tanaya Sarkhel, an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, discusses treatment options for hand nerve irritation.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms experienced when an important nerve, the median nerve, becomes pinched or squashed as it passes into the hand from the arm. Miss Tanaya Sarkhel, a leading orthopaedic surgeon of the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, explains the mechanics behind carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pain at the base of the thumbs can make simple things a real challenge. Undoing jar lids and soda bottle tops, fiddling with buttons, lifting saucepans – everyday actions that were no trouble yesterday can find us asking for help today without any rhyme or reason. What’s going on? Expert orthopaedic surgeon Miss Tanaya Sarkhel has the answers.