Carpal Tunnel Injections
What Are Carpal Tunnel Injections?
Carpal Tunnel injections are designed to relieve the pain associated with pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This nerve affects the sensations through the hand and in the first fingers. Steroid injections can relieve short-term pain associated with numbness and paresthesia due to Carpal Tunnel. Injections are an option to those wishing to avoid surgery, or for those who do not qualify for Carpal Tunnel surgery.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
The general symptoms of Carpal Tunnel include pain, weakness and numbness throughout the hand. Paresthesia is another common sensation when suffering from Carpal Tunnel pain. This is characterized by a ‘pins and needles’ or tingling sensation in the hand.
Results of Carpal Tunnel Injections
Carpal Tunnel injections help reduce pain for a period of time. These steroid injections reduce swelling and lessen the pressure on the median nerve. Follow ups and surgery may be necessary to relieve Carpal Tunnel pain for a longer length of time.
Who Should Use Carpal Tunnel Injections for Pain Management
Injections to treat symptoms of Carpal Tunnel are recommended for people who are suffering pain, numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation through their hand and fingers. These injections are a short-term solution for those who wish to avoid surgery, but may eventually need a surgical procedure to permanently treat the pain.