Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Grand Island, NE
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the nerve that provides sensation in most of your fingers becomes squeezed at the wrist. When this happens, you may experience numbness, swelling, tingling, or pain in the fingers. When left untreated, carpal tunnel can even lead to weakness and loss of movement in the hand.
Many things can lead to carpal tunnel, but the leading factors that you may be able to avoid are repetitive motion with the hands, trauma to the wrist, and sleeping with your wrists bent. However, there are many other contributing factors that are outside of your control, such as hormone imbalances, arthritis, and demographics.
Luckily, Vitality Family Healthcare offers a minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery that can help you find relief from your symptoms. This surgery is known as carpal tunnel release and it frequently cures the symptoms of carpal tunnel permanently.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Grand Island, NE
At Vitality Family Healthcare, we provide a variety of carpal tunnel treatments from our office in Grand Island. We’ll take the time to help you understand your options so that you can feel comfortable with the treatment you ultimately choose. Learn more below or contact us to make an appointment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, fingers, and palm. It can result in loss of grip strength, coordination, dropping objects or dysfunction of the hand. If left untreated, these symptoms can become irreversible from permanent nerve and muscle damage. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects approximately 13 million people in the US every year. Unfortunately, traditional methods of treatment have long recovery times (up to 2 months or longer), excessive pain, and cost. However, there is a better method available for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Peterson treats carpal tunnel syndrome with a spectrum of options including braces, topical agents, injections, or if needed, a minimally-invasive surgical technique for relief. This minimally-invasive technique can be done in the office, under local anesthesia, which results in a much more affordable treatment option. Dr. Peterson can evaluate in clinic, using an ultrasound, whether you will be a good candidate for this minimally-invasive approach. This means most patients will not require EMG testing. This eliminates extra visits, extra testing, and extra cost. Dr. Peterson's minimally-invasive technique has an average recovery time of 2 days. Not only is Vitality's price less than most other centers, but your expedited recovery will get you back to work faster. Dr. Peterson is certified by Sonex Health, the parent company of the UltraGuideCTR device. For more information about his approach, please visit this website or call 308-865-0703 for more information.