There is nothing hilarious about whacking your funny bone. In fact, the funny bone is not a bone. It is called that because of the funny – as in hard to describe – feeling you get when that part of the elbow is hit. What you are actually hitting is the ulnar nerve that runs from your neck to your hand. This nerve innervates muscles in the forearm and hand. The end of the nerve has two branches. The little finger and half the ring finger are innervated by these branches.
Many people work at jobs, play sports, or do exercises that repeatedly use the same motions of the wrist that can eventually contribute to wrist problems. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist that can cause numbness, tingling, and loss of function in the hand. Getting its name from the narrow passageway located on the palm side of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of people in the United States each year. From those who type a lot on a keyboard, play the piano, or play a sport that uses repeated movements of the wrist (e.g. tennis), compression of the nerve in the hand eventually find that their hand(s) is weak and the feeling of numbness will not go away. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we serve patients who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome so that they can find long-term relief.
It is unfortunate, but many people ignore the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and put off seeking treatment. Because the forearms and wrists are such complex working systems in the body, allowing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to go without treatment only makes healing more difficult. A great deal of those who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome eventually find that they have a difficult time working and performing normal activities, and they find that this condition is affecting their quality of life. The specialists at Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians are dedicated to helping patients find relief from their symptoms and pain caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
As an orthopedic and sports medicine practice here in Atlanta, we feature a team of double board certified Interventional Spine physicians, Interventional Sport physicians, and orthopedic specialists. Do not put off seeking treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome until your symptoms are debilitating - call Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today. We look forward to helping you stay active, remain productive, and live your best life.
Atlanta, GA 30328