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Why Do I Keep Dropping Things?

Do you find that you have a hard time holding on to things, accompanied by a numbness or tingling in your hand? This could be a sign that you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. The weakness in your hand could be caused by the numbness or the weakening of the medial nerve, which controls the pinching of your thumb.

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the pinching of the median nerve in the hand due to increased pressure caused by swelling. This swelling can be a result of several things: joint dislocations, keeping your wrist bent for long periods of time, fluid retention, thyroid conditions, fluid retention, and more.

The median nerve is located along the inside of the arm, towards the thumb, and branches out into the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. Pressure on a nerve that reaches the majority of the hand can cause the significant motor and sensory issues you’re experiencing.

What to Do Next

To treat carpal tunnel syndrome, you’ll want to attempt to relieve the pressure on your median nerve. This can be done by first determining what caused the pressure build-up in the first place. If that doesn’t work, you can wear splints or adjust your habits to avoid motions that would irritate your condition.

If after this, your symptoms persist, call the specialists at Atlanta Hand Specialist. Our experienced physicians and hand surgeons can relieve the pressure on your nerve through a simple surgical procedure.

Schedule your appointment at any of our North Atlanta locations online, or give us a call at 770-333-7888.

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