Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)


Are you experiencing numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the thumb and index, and
middle fingers in particular?

Do you wake up in the morning shaking your hands in order to make wake them up also? You may be suffering of the common disorder known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

This is what medically is known as an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve in your wrist. The causes and risks are multiple, but even though the diagnosis is mainly clinical, performing an electromyography and nerve conduction tudy does the confirmation.

At FLPM we perform such test in order to accurately confirm such diagnosis and plan a treatment.
Even though there is a minimally invasive surgery for this disease, conservative measures are attempted first, and many times with great success avoiding this way any risks that surgery may bring.


  • Carpal Tunnel Injection:
    A hypodermic needle is usually driven under the guidance of ultrasound under the carpal tunnel
    in order to inject an anti-inflammatory medication to lower the inflammatory reaction that is
    causing your pain.
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection:
    A hypodermic needle is driven, usually under the guidance of ultrasound, under the carpal tunnel
    in order to inject Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the own patient 15 minutes prior. PRP
    contains and releases several growth factors that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissue, as well
    as increase precursor cells from tissue that is injured. Since the plasma used is from the same
    patient, there are no allergic or rejection reactions. Several professional athletes like a pro golfer
    Tiger Woods, NFL Hines Ward, NBL Alex Rodriguez, NBA Kobe Bryant, and pro tennis player
    Rafael Nadal, among others that, have had several treatments of PRP and swear by it.