Do you ever wake up at night with your hand numb or asleep? Does driving, or even holding your iPad or tablet cause your hand or your arm to burn or tingle? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome or another nerve condition in your arm.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a large nerve, the Median Nerve, becomes pinched and compressed upon entering your wrist. This can happen to almost anyone – men or women, young or old, active or maybe not so active.
Of course, not all numbness in the hand is from carpal tunnel syndrome. Other nerve disorders, such as cubital tunnel syndrome, cervical pinched nerves, thoracic outlet syndrome, diabetes, and many other conditions may be occurring. These symptoms should not be ignored over time, but should be discussed with your doctor so they may be treated effectively.
If you experience frequent symptoms of burning or numbness in your fingers, hand, or arm, please call Timothy B. Larson, MD at 940-299-HAND to schedule your consultation.