As a hand, wrist and upper extremity surgeon, one of the most common conditions that I treat is carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that is often associated with numbness of the hands. This numbness can get worse with certain activities and make it hard for patients to sleep through the night. If left untreated, the occasional numbness may become permanent, causing loss of strength and loss of dexterity. In the following video, I discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome, including surgical and nonsurgical methods. Patients with pain or discomfort in the hand, wrist or upper extremity may find the following videos helpful:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome FAQs
- Dupuytren’s Contracture [Video]
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
- Thumb Arthritis [Video]
About the Author: Mark J. Winston, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery as well as sports medicine. Before joining Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, Dr. Winston completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.
Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. I believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing hand and wrist diseases, injuries, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.