The carpal tunnel is located in the wrist and consists of nerves and tendons that connect the forearm to part of the palm. Because this passageway is so narrow, any swelling of the tendons located in the carpal tunnel can result in nerve compression, ultimately leading to numbness and/or pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome can make simple tasks especially difficult. Patients often struggle buttoning a shirt, writing, or staying asleep throughout the night.
Dr. DeCaria is a pain management specialist for carpal tunnel syndrome who takes a holistic, minimally-invasive approach to pain management. At the Revitalize Medical Center in Glenview, she will help you develop the proper treatment plan for carpal tunnel syndrome after identifying the precise cause of your pain. She may recommend a variety of different options for you to choose from, ranging from injections to reduce inflammation, to medications or supplements.