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W. Anthony Frisella, MD

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on a nerve in the wrist. This causes pain, tingling, and numbness into the hand. The thumb, index finger, and long finger are usually affected.

Most patients wake up with the problem, noting tingling and numbness at night. Often, a patient with carpal tunnel will “shake it out,” waving their hands to regain feeling.

Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome starts with braces. Injections of cortisone can be helpful. Surgery is usually very successful for treating carpal tunnel syndrome, and is sometimes the first treatment recommended if the problem is severe. Carpal tunnel surgery is very simple.

For the surgical repair and non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome in St. Charles County, call Dr. Frisella at (636) 229-4222 or request an appointment online.