Ask a Specialist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Approximately 3-6% of adults in the general population suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, which most often affects the hand and wrist. Dr. Aimee Perreira, hand surgeon at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu, explains the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Pain, numbness, tingling in hand
  • Weak grip
  • Often worse at night
  • Due to pressure on the median nerve at the wrist

 

She says carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed through a physical exam by doctor, a steroid injection, or nerve studies.

 

Dr. Aimee Perreira says treatment options include:

  • Activity modification
  • Splinting
  • Medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

 

To learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome, join Dr. Perreira for The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu’s free Speaking of Health lecture called “Is This Why I Hurt?  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” That’s Thursday, September 17, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Queen’s – West O‘ahu. To register, call The Queen’s Referral Line at (808) 691-7117 or to register for this event, click here.

To learn more about the services offered by Queen’s-West O’ahu, click here.

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