Carpal Tunnel

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

If you’re feeling a sensation of numbness or tingling in your fingers, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine is a full-service orthopaedic center that offers expert care for carpal tunnel syndrome and provides treatment to improve your symptoms. Wellington has four locations in Cincinnati, as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today at the office that’s most convenient to you.

Carpal Tunnel Q & A

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, a primary nerve of the hand, has abnormal pressure around it as it passes through your carpal tunnel at your wrist. For most people, carpal tunnel syndrome tends to get worse over time, and getting treatment early may help prevent complications.

Multiple factors may contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes


Often, there is a combination of factors that may lead to the development of the problem.

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms tend to come on gradually and may come and go, but worsen with time. Common symptoms include:

  • Tingling and numbness in your fingers
  • Weakness in your hand, or difficulty with grasping buttons
  • Occasional aching pain in the thumb, index finger, or middle finger


Because many people sleep with their wrists bent, you may experience these symptoms at night, which can wake you up from your sleep. You may also experience symptoms during the day if you keep your hand in a bent position for a period of time, such as when you’re holding your phone or a book.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine can evaluate you to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and provide the most effective treatment.

How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?

When discovered early, your specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine may be able to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome without surgical intervention. Nonsurgical treatments include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Bracing
  • Activity modification
  • Steroid injections


If conservative measures fail to improve your symptoms or your symptoms worsen, your orthopaedic surgeon at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine may recommend surgery to effectively treat your carpal tunnel syndrome.

A discussion of preoperative decision-making will include details of the surgery to release the carpal tunnel ligament, and postoperative recovery will take place once you meet with your surgeon and together decide that this is the most effective treatment plan.

For management of your carpal tunnel syndrome, call or schedule an appointment online with the specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine today.