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
- Steroid injections
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.
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