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Carpal Tunnel Injection

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by McCoy K
 

Reasons for Procedure

The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this nerve is squeezed at the wrist as it runs through the carpel tunnel. This results in pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness in your hand and wrist. Pain may also radiate up your arm.
Steroid injections into the carpel tunnel area can help improve symptoms for three months or longer. You may not need further treatment.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Arthritis Society of Canada
http://www.arthritis.ca

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


Carpal tunnel steroid injection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 8, 2014. Accessed September 9, 2014.


Carpal tunnel syndrome fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal%5Ftunnel/detail%5Fcarpal%5Ftunnel.htm. Updated September 5, 2014. Accessed September 9, 2014.


Cardone DA, Tallia AF. Joint and soft tissue injection. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jul 15;66(2):283-289. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/procedures-devices/joint-and-soft-tissue-injections.html . Accessed September 9, 2014.

 

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