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San Antonio Carpal Tunnel Diagnosis & Treatment

Treatment & Diagnostic Care from Our Board-Certified Neurologist

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand. Dr. Andrew Wong of Neuromuscular and EMG Specialists of Texas helps patients experiencing these symptoms by performing comprehensive diagnostic exams. Our practice offers exceptional care for patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in San Antonio.

If you suspect you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, please contact us at (210) 962-5557 to schedule an appointment with a San Antonio neurologist.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is the passage in the wrist where the median nerve runs from the arm to the hand. This nerve controls the feeling and movement in the thumb and all fingers except the pinky. Pressure on this nerve causes the symptoms associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The cause is not always known but repetitive motions of the wrist – such as typing and writing – can cause the nerve to swell. The condition may also be more common in patients with other medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hypothyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis.

San Antonio Carpal Tunnel Treatment

While symptoms vary among individuals, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may cause tingling, burning, numbness, and pain. The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome often get progressively worse over time. When the condition becomes severe, grip strength is diminished, symptoms increase in severity, and the muscles in the hand may become smaller. For this reason, early diagnosis and treatment are important for recovery.

Common symptoms of carpal tunnel include:

  • Tingling, itching, burning, or numbness in your fingers or the palm of your hand. 
  • Waking up feeling like your fingers have "fallen asleep." This numb tingling feeling can affect the fingers and hand - potentially even running up your arm all the way to your shoulder. 
  • Trouble gripping objects or wrist weakness.
  • Pain or cramping in the hand or wrists. 

Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome generally begins with a physical examination. Our San Antonio neurologist may then recommend other testing to measure nerve function, such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) tests. We offer these tests to diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in San Antonio. Based on your symptoms and test results, we will determine the best treatment options.

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may include:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Cortisone injections
  • Wrist splints
  • Surgery

Our patient-first approach to diagnosing and treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ensures a positive experience for all patients. At our practice, we believe that treating your condition starts with listening to what you have to say first.

Dr. Wong is available to see you as soon as possible. Please give us a call or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a carpal tunnel doctor in San Antonio!

Why Choose Neuromuscular and EMG Specialists of Texas?

  • Expert Care

  • Triple board-certified in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Comprehensive care while accepting most insurance plans for your convenience

  • In-depth appointments with a fellowship-trained neuromuscular physician