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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://www.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/

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/what.php . Updated July 2009. Accessed August 8, 2009.


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 . Accessed February 28, 2007.


Joint and soft tissue injections. American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/774.xml . Accessed February 28, 2007.

 

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