Carpal tunnel syndrome

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. James Bush is treating carpal tunnel syndrome at Moore, Miller, Weatherington & Associates.

It occurs when a nerve called the median nerve passes under a fibrous band and over the wrist bones.

Symptoms include numbness and tingling in hand that frequently awakens you overnight or is present upon awakening first thing that morning

Symptoms are sometimes improved by wearing a brace on the affected hand while sleeping.

Braces, anti-inflammatorily and occasional steroids can help relieve symptoms.  In more severe cases, steroids may be injected into the area or surgery may be performed to relieve pressure on the nerve.

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