Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
The wrist comprises of several small bones collectively known as the carpal
bones. The carpal bones are interconnected via strong ligaments and connective
tissue known as the flexor retinaculum. Collectively, this arrangement
forms a space known as the carpal tunnel. The median nerve lies within
the carpal tunnel and is responsible for supplying some sensation and
motor control to the hand. Occasionally, the carpal tunnel may narrow
resulting in compression of the median nerve. When this occurs, the condition
is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Most patients with carpal tunnel syndromes, tennis and golf elbow, not
only have compressive lesions at the wrist or elbow, but they also have
involvement or damage at the level of the cervical spine. It is important
to evaluate the cervical spine as well as the wrist.