Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist and is caused by a variety of factors, including overweight and use of vibrating tools.
Symptoms include numbness and tingling in the fingers which may worsen at night.
A nerve conduction test is undertaken to confirm the condition. In its early stages, carpal tunnel can be treated with cortisone using ultrasound guided injections administered by a qualified hand surgeon.
Relief can be felt as quickly as the next day following treatment.
For more severe cases, an endoscopic or minimal incision surgery may be required.