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Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Biloxi, MS

Dr. Miller and Apogee Plastic Surgery offer carpal tunnel treatment to the residents of Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, and the surrounding Mississippi communities.

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome refers to a space in the wrist where the median nerve and nine tendons stretch from the forearm into the hand. This “tunnel” can swell, eventually pressing against the median nerve and resulting in numbness, tingling and pain in your hands and fingers. Carpal Tunnel is a well-known condition usually attributed to jobs that require the use of your hands in a repetitive motion, such as typing. But it can be caused by other factors, including joint dislocations, fractures, arthritis and fluid retention.

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dr. John H. Miller provides services that can help. He and his staff at Apogee Plastic Surgery would be pleased to help you ease any discomfort you are feeling. We encourage visits from patients in Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, and the surrounding Mississippi communities. Please schedule a Carpal Tunnel consultation with us today.

How is Carpal Tunnel Treatment Performed?

Like most medical conditions, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has varying levels of severity. For Dr. Miller’s Carpal Tunnel patients who do not require surgery, their options may include the following:

  • Changing the patterns of hand use
  • Splinting the wrist in a straight position
  • Wearing wrist splints at night
  • Receiving a steroid injection
  • Identifying and treating another medical condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or a thyroid issue, which may be at the root of the cause.

If a patient requires Carpal Tunnel surgery, Dr. Miller may need to cut the ligament that forms the top of the tunnel on the palm side of the hand. With this procedure, the tunnel can be enlarged, which decreases pressure on the median nerve.

Am I a Good Candidate for Carpal Tunnel Treatment?

Your suitability for our Carpal Tunnel treatment may depend on a number of factors. Many of our patients receive Carpal Tunnel treatment if they experience the following:

  • Numbness or tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers
  • Weaker grip, occasional clumsiness and a tendency to drop things
  • Difficulty using the thumb to pinch

Most people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome feel these symptoms at night, but the discomfort may occur during the day when they doing activities like driving or reading the newspaper. If you are experiencing tingling, numbness or pain in your hands or fingers, Dr. Miller warmly invites you to come into his office for a consultation. Our Carpal Tunnel patients come from across the Gulf Coast region, including nearby communities such as Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, and the surrounding Mississippi communities. Please contact us for an appointment today.

What Kind of Care Can I Expect After Carpal Tunnel Treatment?

Your follow-up care at Apogee Plastic Surgery in Biloxi will be compassionate and comprehensive. Whether it’s a simple procedure or something more complex, you can count on Dr. Miller and his staff to be pro-active every step of the way.

What are the Typical Results of Carpal Tunnel Treatment?

If your Carpal Tunnel treatment required surgery, you can expect to feel sore around the incision site for at least several weeks. Every situation is different, so the numbness and tingling could go away quickly or slowly, and the strength in your hand and wrist may take several months to return to normal. In some cases, if your Carpal Tunnel condition is severe, the symptoms may not completely disappear.

To find out more about our Carpal Tunnel treatment, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller and his staff in Biloxi. During your appointment, Dr. Miller will share some Carpal Tunnel treatment before and after photos. By looking at the before and after pictures, you can get a better idea of what our Carpal Tunnel treatment has to offer.

What are Carpal Tunnel Treatment Costs in Biloxi?

Your Carpal Tunnel treatment is a very personalized procedure. Therefore, Dr. Miller’s staff will be happy to discuss Carpal Tunnel treatment prices with you on an individual basis. This procedure is usually covered by your health insurance.

Apogee Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Miller specializes in plastic surgery; visit our other hand surgery pages including Congenital Abnormalities, Dupuytren’s, and Nail Bed Injuries.

Dr. John H. Miller

Dr. John H. Miller offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including: Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, MS. Contact Dr. John H. Miller’s office today to schedule your Carpal Tunnel Consultation!