Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause serious hand and finger numbness, tingling, discomfort, and persistent nighttime symptoms.
We have several treatment options at The Hand to Shoulder Center, including splinting, injections, and open or endoscopic surgery.
This condition can result in permanent damage. Is it time for you to consider carpal tunnel treatment at our Fort Worth, TX, office?
Do You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Three Common Symptoms
Pain, Numbness, or Tingling
Patients typically identify carpal tunnel syndrome when they experience unusual pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand and fingers.
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome may also experience shock-like feelings that radiate from the center of the hand to the tips of the fingers.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause you to lose strength in your wrist and hand. You may find it difficult to hold items or maintain a grip.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
In the simplest terms, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when nerves in the wrist are compressed, leading to pain or a lack of sensation in the hand and fingers.
The carpal tunnel is a passage in the wrist surrounded by ligaments and small bones. An important nerve, the median nerve, passes through this tunnel and connects to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger. Sometimes, the carpal tunnel becomes narrow or swollen, which compresses the median nerve, causing decreased blood flow and poor electrical signals into the hand and finger.
Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, weakness, burning, and pain, sometimes radiating up into the wrist or forearm. This can occur in one or both hands.
These effects can be debilitating and permanent if not addressed early in the disease process.
If non-surgical treatment does not reduce your pain, it may be time to consider surgery. Come see our fellowship-trained hand surgeons.
Trust Your Care to the Experts Carpal Tunnel Specialists in Fort Worth, TX
At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, Drs. Nathan Lesley, Brian Tobias, Christopher Bates, and Jonathan Guevara offer expert care for all types of conditions–from the shoulder to the fingertip. With several fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, they have treated countless patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you are suffering from persistent pain or numbness in your hands, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During the initial appointment, we will work with you to diagnose the cause of your discomfort and recommend the right treatment for you.
To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call
Highly Recommended by Previous Patients
Dr Lesley is a very caring doctor! He does not do surgery if it's not necessary. He listens to you and you are NOT rushed through your appointment. He performed hand surgery on me and I am delighted at the outcome! So glad I went; plan to have my other hand done in the near future. Only by Dr Lesley!
On very rare occasions a rating deserves the 5 stars plus an extra gold one. This is one of those occasions. Initial consultation/evaluation, surgery, and post-surgery appointment for carpal tunnel syndrome completed in 9 days with results far exceeding my pre-appointment expectations. Friendly, no-nonsense, and confident are just a few of the superlatives I could use to describe his demeanor. I could not have felt more comfortable placing my hand in the hands of this talented physician.
How Does Carpal Tunnel Surgery Work? A Procedure Timeline
Endoscopic surgery results in less scarring and can expedite your recovery.
Affordable Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Our doctors focus on making hand surgery as affordable as possible for our patients. In the case of carpal tunnel surgery, we can avoid hospital or facility fees by performing the procedure at our own state-of-the-art offices. We also accept CareCredit® financing that allows patients to set up manageable monthly payment plans. See our pricing page for potential $ cost.
Recovery from Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
After your carpal tunnel release, you will receive specific instructions on what you should do to reduce swelling and discomfort in your hands and wrists. Depending on the state of your median nerve before the procedure, it can take several months for full strength to return. That said, nighttime symptoms can sometimes improve the night after surgery!
To experience the best possible recovery, you should wear the wrist brace provided and avoid any strenuous activity. In some cases, we may recommend physical therapy exercises for your hand and wrist to encourage the healthy recovery of your muscles and nerves. If you have any questions during your recovery, you are always welcome to contact our office.
Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Have a Family History of Carpal Tunnel Problems
Small carpal tunnels can run in your family. If your parents or grandparents suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, you are at higher risk.
Perform Repetitive Actions
Repetitive motions such as typing, waiting tables, or playing an instrument can cause the tissue in the wrist to swell and put pressure on your nerves.
Suffered a Wrist Injury
Traumatic injuries to the wrist can deform the carpal tunnel and squeeze the median nerve.
Are a Woman
Women are more likely than men to develop this condition.
"Compassionate and Knowledgeable" More 5-Star Reviews
Dr. Lesley is such a compassionate doctor. He takes the time to listen to you and will give you realistic options. I would highly recommend him.View On Healthgrades
One of the nicest and most competent doctors I have ever been to. Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Took his time, explained everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him!! Thank you Dr. Lesley for a wonderful experience. Also his office staff and nurses are wonderful and the wait time was the shortest I’ve ever experienced. A+ in my books!!