As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes compressed or irritated as it travels through the carpal tunnel—a narrow passageway in the wrist. This compression can result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the hand and fingers, particularly the thumb, index, and middle fingers. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, offering comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and improve hand function.

When you experience carpal tunnel syndrome, activities such as typing, gripping objects, or repetitive hand movements may exacerbate symptoms, leading to discomfort and diminished hand function. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your medical history, followed by a physical examination and may utilize nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of nerve compression.

Treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Conservative therapies: Initially, we may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, activity modification, wearing a splint at night to keep the wrist in a neutral position, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Corticosteroid injections: In cases of moderate to severe symptoms, corticosteroid injections may be administered directly into the carpal tunnel to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.
  • Physical therapy: Our experienced hand therapists design specialized exercise programs focused on stretching and strengthening the muscles of the hand and wrist, improving flexibility, and promoting proper biomechanics to alleviate symptoms and prevent further nerve compression.


Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.