Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Treatment & Relief From Orthopedic Hand Specialist, in Pasadena, CA

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of pain, numbness, and tingling in your hands.  There are many causes for its occurrence, but treatment is most often successful in alleviating pain and restoring function.  

While the surgery may be common, it doesn't mean that just anyone can or should perform it. CTS surgery directly affects the feeling and function of your hands, so it is only right that a hand specialist be the one to help reduce the pain and restore the function that is lost due to severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dr. Annette Billings
is just such an orthopedic hand specialist and one of the best carpal tunnel surgeons in the Pasadena area.
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Stages and Signs, Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Treatment Options

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is rated in three categories of severity: Mild, Moderate, and Severe. These categories are defined as follows:

Mild: Intermittent (most often at night) numbness or tingling in the fingers, palm, or wrist.

Moderate: Increased numbness and tingling, and the addition of pain (which may spread from fingertip to neck).  

Severe: Pain increases and is more constant. Loss of feeling results in frequently dropping objects or feeling clumsy when using your hands to do detailed tasks.

Wherever you are on this spectrum, Dr. Billings is here to help. Mild or moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome might be non-invasively treated with:
  • Splints or braces to prevent prolonged wrist flexion at night.
  • Working at an ergonomic workstation.

If these non-invasive approaches are unsuccessful in permanently managing your Carpal Tunnel symptoms, carpal tunnel surgery may be necessary. You can discuss this method in more detail with Dr. Billings so that she can address your specific situation and concerns.

If you've noticed the symptoms listed on this page, but have been hesitant to seek treatment, you don't need to wait in pain any longer. Dr. Annette Billings is ready to meet you at your comfort level to help you find a treatment that is both successful and that brings you confidence. To start finding relief from your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other hand pain today, call 626-517-0022 or contact us. We're here to help.