Edward Lipp, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Rebound Orthopedics
|People tend to think of carpal tunnel syndrome like arthritis or a ‘bad knee” and let it go. My recommendation is to think of it like cancer and get it addressed quickly.
If you ignore the problem, your options for treatment may vanish along with your nerve function. The early warning signs include weakness, pain and numbness. Most often, the syndrome happens with repetitive motion in the workplace.
Your doctor can order a nerve conduction test to meaure how much damage has been done. The treatments may be as simple as medication and wearing a night splint on your wrist. When a surgical procedure may be the solution, you can count on the hand specialists at Rebound Orthopedics.
Did you know?
According to an eight-year study by Dr. Lipp, people who are severely overweight are at a higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Of more than 1,000 Clark County patients he’s operated on for the condition, almost half have had a body mass index in the obese range.
Are you overweight? Check out your body mass index (BMI).
Dr. Lipp (retired) was a hand specialist at Rebound Orthopedics.