Hand and Wrist

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This condition is a painful compression of a nerve in the wrist that can interfere with a person’s ability to use the wrist and the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that can worsen without proper care.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Overview – What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

This condition is a painful compression of a nerve in the wrist that can interfere with a person’s ability to use the wrist and the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that can worsen without proper care.

Anatomy

The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist formed by the carpal ligament and the bones of the hand. This passageway protects the hand’s main nerve (called the median nerve). Branches of the median nerve travel to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. Along with the median nerve, the carpal tunnel also houses the tendons that control the bending of the fingers.

Compressed Nerve

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed within the carpal tunnel. This compression can be caused by any of the structures that surround the nerve, including bones and soft tissues. In many cases, no single cause can be identified

Risk Factors

A variety of factors can increase a person’s risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. It is believed to be more common in people who have smaller carpal tunnels. It is more common in women than in men. The condition may be caused by a fracture or dislocation of the wrist. It may belinked to conditions such as diabetes orrheumatoid arthritis. It can also be triggered by conditions that cause the body to retain fluid,including pregnancy. Repetitive motions of thehand and fingers, especially extensive keyboard use, are often discussed as a possible cause. However, evidence for such a link is conflicting.

Doctors

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Daryl English, MSN, ARNP

Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

Daryl  received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Florida.  His Master’s Degree in Nursing at University of Florida.  I have 9 years in pain management experience and one year  in neurosurgery.  I am credentialed pain practitioner with the American Academy of Pain Management.  Currently, I’m completing a doctoral degree at […]

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    Brittany Blalock, MSN, FNP-BC, ARNP

    Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

    Brittany Blalock is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Brittany received her bachelors of Science in nursing in 2007 from Jacksonville University. She held certification in Critical Care Nursing for 4 years before returning to JU to continue her education. She received her Master of Science in Nursing with […]

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      Andy Wilson, MSN, ARNP

      Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

      Andy Wilson is a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from University of North Florida. Prior to working at Riverside Pain Physicians, Andy worked at Emed Multispecialty Group in the field of primary care and interventional pain management. He also worked […]

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        Jason Lyles, PA-C

        Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

        Jason is a board certified physician assistant with over 15 years of health care experience in x-ray and orthopedics. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida, and his Masters degree, in Physician Assistant studies, at Nova Southeastern University. Jason joined Riverside Pain Physicians in 2014 and is committed to […]

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          Kimberly Barry MSN, ARNP

          Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

          Kimberly Barry began her medical career in 1996 after completing her undergraduate degree as a Registered Nurse from Florida State College and then received her bachelors in nursing 1997 from the University of North Florida. After working as a Registered Nurse in a wide range in medicine, she returned to University of North Florida to […]

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            Kaley Azar, MSN, ARNP

            Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

            Kaley Azar is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner. She received her Master of Nursing from Jacksonville University with a focus on family practice. Kaley has 15 years of acute care nursing experience. Prior to joining Riverside Pain Physicians in 2013, she worked at Baptist Medical Center as the Nurse Manager of a high […]

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              John T. Woeste, Jr., M.D.

              Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

              With a distinguished career in anesthesiology that includes overseeing hospital pain departments, Dr Woeste began his medical training by getting a degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

                Dr. Kai McGreevy

                Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

                Dr. Kai McGreevy graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. His most recent medical training includes the completion of a Neurology residency at the University of California, San Diego

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