When simple, everyday activities like talking on the phone, reading a book, or driving lead to an unpleasant “tingling” or weakness in your hands, it’s time to receive an evaluation for carpal tunnel syndrome. Often attributed to the stresses of modern living, frequently, no single cause can be identified for carpal tunnel syndrome. Thus, sufferers require the attention of a neurologist with deep expertise, able to diagnose damage to nerves and tendons, injuries to the wrist, and other contributing factors—an overactive pituitary gland, an underactive thyroid gland, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The risk of developing CTS is not confined to one job or industry, but women and people with diabetes are more vulnerable. Successful treatment for carpal tunnel requires early intervention, but recurrence is rare. Dr. Hashwani utilizes the combined procedures of EMG/NCS to successfully diagnose CTS and other nerve problems.
We welcome you to make an appointment with Dr. Hashwani by calling 281-313-0337.