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About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Learn About Your Unnerving Condition

Your wrists and hands have a delicate network that is composed of ligaments, nerves and bones. There is a passageway known as the carpal tunnel that runs from your forearm into your hand. This tunnel protects the median nerve, the very nerve that leads to what is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

When there is too much pressure on the median nerve, the result can be very painful and leave people aching. At miVIP Las Vegas, we offer some minimally invasive treatment methods, such as carpal tunnel release surgery, to help bring these people relief.

By the Numbers

Carpal tunnel syndrome is actually the most common disorder linked to nerve compression in the upper extremities. While only 1 percent of the U.S. population suffers from the condition, carpal tunnel surgery is the most common procedure done on the hand and wrist. Perhaps most astounding, nearly half of all cases of carpal tunnel issues are work-related.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are a few reasons you may be looking into carpal tunnel release surgery. Some of the most common culprits include:

  • Strain on your hands and wrists from repetitive activities such as typing or playing a musical instrument
  • Being overweight or pregnant
  • Injuries that can narrow the carpal tunnel
  • Diseases like arthritis that cause swelling or inflammation around the median nerve


Most people who seek carpal tunnel surgery report that symptoms usually start gradually and then worsen. You might notice pains or aches in your wrists that work their way up into your forearm. You might also notice:

  • A weak grip
  • Numbness and tingling in your fingers, specifically your thumb
  • Pain that radiates as far as your shoulder

Treatment Options

At miVIP, our board certified orthopedic specialists can help bring you relief through minimally invasive carpal tunnel release surgery. This typically involves cutting or altering the ligaments around the carpal tunnel to take the pressure off your median nerve. Because of the minimally invasive nature of our carpal tunnel surgery, patients typically see a quick recovery and near-immediate relief from symptoms.

Long-Term Prognosis

Most people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome find that having surgery eliminates their pain and returns their mobility. Some patients who have suffered for a long time may still feel some effects after the carpal tunnel release surgery, though they should be greatly minimized.

Call Us Today

Our surgeons at miVIP want to help you feel better as soon as possible through carpal tunnel surgery. You will be able to meet with a physician to discuss your symptoms and treatment options and come up with the best solution possible. Call our offices today at 877.956.2263 to schedule a consultation.

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