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What type of doctor do I see, for Carpal Tunnel?
Lately I have been feeling symptoms of Carpal Tunnel. My arm is tingly, and numb, and sometimes is difficult for me to sleep. I want to be sure I am diagnosed & tested properly without wasting too much time running around from doctor to doctor. What type of doctor should I go to? Just a general family practice? Or a specialist?
You can see an orthopedic surgeon or start off with a neurologist. Some neurosurgeons also do the procedure. (However the neurosurgeons often only do spinal procedures and brain sugeries and leave the carpal tunnel to the ortho guys.)
I went to my local gp when I had Carpal Tunnel. I got it when I was about 25 weeks pregnent, then once my baby was born it just went. Poor you, its not a nice feeling, see your gp anyway, i hope it clears up.
Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. I had both of mine done by same doctor and that was in the early to middle 90's and have had no problem since.
i had carpal tunnel syndrome as well and i saw a plastic surgeon who worked on both hands and i tell you they are as good as new
I'd start with your GP. Many specialists want referrals. It's often an orthopedist who's seen for CT. He may send you to a neurologist for an EMG to test the nerves and confirm or rule out CT, but it's usually an orthopedist who treats or operates for it. Good luck.
A trained hand surgeon would be who you would need to see. You could see an orthopedic surgeon or a plastic surgeon. These two specialties are trained in hand surgery and could do this relatively simple procedure which involves dividing the flexor retiniculum in the wrist...this will relieve the pressure on the median nerve which causes carpal tunnel. Some surgeons do the procedure endoscopically with a minimal incision, but in general, I think that approach is overkill since the incision used in the traditional repair is pretty small anyway.
You can start with your family doctor then see wha he recommends. It might be physiotherapy.