Diagnosis and treatment
To diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, the doctor will first do a physical assessment and ask the patient questions about the pain. An electromyogram (EMG) will specify the degree of median nerve damage and determine the need for surgical decompression of the nerve. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may request an ultrasound, an MRI or any other diagnostic examination they judge appropriate. If any of these techniques confirm carpal tunnel syndrome, the doctor may prescribe cortisone injection under fluoroscopy, along with medication to relieve the pain and inflammation.
Imagix clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art imaging equipment that can help doctors diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome and determine the right treatment.