Carpal Tunnel

Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Forpatients withsymptoms of numbness, burning, tingling, itching pain and aching along the thumb, and fingers, or decreased grip strength and difficulty sleeping due to pain, carpal tunnel syndrome is suspected.

Our neurologists or neurosurgeons will perform a thorough physical examination of hands, shoulders, arms and neck and willorder tests that rule out other diseases, such as arthritis, fractures, diabetes and other conditions. A carpal tunnel diagnosis is confirmed by electromyogram (EMG) and the measurement of nerve conduction velocities (NCVs) which show a slowed conduction of the median nerve at the wrist.