Dr. Trevor Colm treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for patients in the Austin area. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the arms and hands that causes tingling, tightness, numbness or pain. It’s caused due to pressure in the median nerve in the arm that runs down through the wrist and to the fingers. Swelling in the arms and hands can cause the nerve to be compressed and can start to aggravate symptoms that get worse over time.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel can be caused by repetitive motions such as typing for prolonged periods of time, doing manual work, or any motion that uses your wrists and fingers constantly. There are other diseases and conditions that can be a factor in carpal tunnel but the fact remains that carpal tunnel syndrome is at the least, annoying and uncomfortable. At the worst, Carpal Tunnel can be severe and can cause neurological symptoms and long-term damage.
What should I do if I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Austin?
See a specialist! Carpal Tunnel symptoms can start to get worse and can progress from tingling and mild discomfort to pain and numbness that affects daily life. The hands and fingers will start to fall asleep with sensations of pins and needles, and can progressively get worse where the muscles can atrophy over time.
Being examined by a specialist can help not only treat the carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, but also can identify root causes and lifestyle changes that can help with carpal tunnel. Dr. Colm provides gentle, proven therapies for carpal tunnel in Austin and has seen his fair share of patients who have suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
If you’re suffering from Carpal Tunnel pain or discomfort in Austin, TX give Dr. Colm a call and schedule an appointment so he can help you to feel better and provide a strategic plan to make sure it doesn’t get any worse.