Join Methodist Medical Center and board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist, Daniel Branham, M.D., for a look at carpal tunnel syndrome during Health Night on the Town. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through an opening from the wrist to the hand called the carpal tunnel. While it doesn’t have a specific cause, there tend to be certain contributing factors including frequent, repetitive, small, or grasping movements with the hands; joint or bone disease; hormonal or metabolic changes; or wrist injuries. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome come on gradually and can include pain in the wrist and forearm; weakness and loss of mobility in the hand; numbness in the fingers, except the little and ring fingers; tingling in the fingers when the wrist is tapped; and decreased grip strength.
Dr. Branham will discuss this common condition and its treatment options at Health Night on the Town, a free lecture series that is open to the public. [Read more…]