Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
provides faster recovery.
For millions of people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome,
the symptoms start gradually. It usually begins with frequent
numbness, tingling and burning in the palm of the hand and
the fingers, especially the thumb, the index fingers and
middle fingers. Some carpal tunnel sufferers say their fingers
feel useless and swollen, even though little or no swelling
is apparent. The symptoms often first appear in one or both
hands during the night, since many people sleep with flexed
wrists. A person with carpal tunnel syndrome may wake up
feeling the need to “shake out” the hand or wrist.
As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the
day. Decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form
a fist, grasp small objects or perform other manual tasks.
In chronic and/or untreated cases, the muscles at the base
of the thumb may waste away. Some people are unable to tell
the difference between hot and cold by touch.
If you are suffering from these
symptoms, there is a solution in sight. Dr. Joel M. Heiser
can help treat carpal tunnel syndrome. He starts by immobilizing
the wrist in a splint to minimize or prevent pressure on
If that fails,
patients are sometimes given anti-inflammatory drugs or injections of cortisone
in the wrist to reduce the swelling. If conservative measures fail, surgical
intervention is often necessary to relieve the pressure on the median nerve.
Fortunately, there is a well-tested, minimally invasive
surgical procedure that uses arthroscopic techniques to correct
The experience and training you expect.
that Dr. Heiser is university-trained, board-certified and
a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
He has received specialty training in endoscopic carpal tunnel
surgery. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Heiser has performed
more endoscopic carpal tunnel procedures than any surgeon
in the area. You can trust Dr. Heiser to provide compassionate
care because he’s a former carpal
tunnel patient. Call (760) 726-5800 today to schedule your