Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand, the median nerve, is squeezed or compressed. This pressure causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm.
If pressure on the median nerve continues it can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms.
Repeating the same motions or activities over a prolonged period of time
Activities involving extreme flexion or extension of hands
Hormonal changes during pregnancy
Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid gland imbalance
Numbness, tingling, burning and pain primarily in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
Occasional shock-like sensations that radiate to the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm towards the shoulder
Weakness and clumsiness in the hand—this may make it difficult to perform fine movements such as buttoning your clothes
Dropping things—due to weakness, numbness, or a loss of proprioception (awareness of where your hand is)
The doctor will conduct a physical examination by testing the sensations in your fingers and the strength of the muscles in your hand, the doctor may recommend tests such as:
X-ray. The doctor will recommend an X-ray of the affected wrist to exclude other causes of wrist pain, such as arthritis or a fracture.
Electromyography. In this test, the doctor will insert a thin needle electrode into specific muscles to evaluate the electrical activity when muscles contract and rest. This test can identify damage to the muscles controlled by the median nerve and also may rule out other conditions.
Nerve conduction study. A small shock is passed through the median nerve to see if electrical impulses are slowed in the carpal tunnel.
The surgery can be performed with two different techniques by the surgeon:
Endoscopic surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon uses a telescope-like device with a tiny camera attached to it to see inside your carpal tunnel, then cuts the ligament through one or two small incisions in your hand or wrist to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
Open surgery. The surgeon makes an incision in the palm of your hand over the carpal tunnel and cuts through the ligament to free the nerve.
We understand that a surgery need can be stressful that’s why we want you to focus only on getting better and leave everything else to us. We simplify your surgery experience by bringing together:
We have some of the best surgeons who are highly reputed, skilled with most modern procedures and have atleast 10 years of experience. You can be rest assured of being in safe hands at all times.
We use the most advanced surgical procedures like laser, laparascopic and other minimal invasive procedures to ensure most convenient treatments, faster recovery and best results.
Our services are reasonably priced to make them accessible to the masses. We offer multiple payment options, no cost EMIs, discounted diagnostics tests while supporting a wide range of insurance policies.
FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
At FirstCure, our mission is to make your recovery process as simple, safe, care-filled and affordable as possible. Here’s how:
As each ailment requires a unique approach, get the right guidance from expert doctors and diagnostics to determine the surgical treatment.
Choose one of the FirstCure network hospitals and package curated for every budget and the day of surgery.
The access to advanced technology and doctor’s with in-depth surgical experience will ensure a fast recovery. Make use of our post-surgery free consultations for greater satisfaction for a smooth transition to your routines.
To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.
FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.
FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.
Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.
Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.
Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.
No, FirstCure does not own or operate any hospital. It has partnered with hospitals which have the infrastructure to support our modern treatments where FirstCure surgeons perform the surgeries.