Murrells Inlet
3545 Frontage Road, Suite 200
Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576
Carolina Forest
185 Fresh Drive, Suite B
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579

Hand, Wrist and Elbow

Dr. Andrew Putman treats these conditions through a variety of modalities: anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, occupational therapy and surgery.

Injury Spotlight: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the palm and the beginning of your wrist. It’s an important area in your hand where the median nerve and tendons pass. This area is very confined and is prone to injury when tendons passing through it become inflamed. The inflammation causes pain, numbness and tingling. Patients typically notice their symptoms at night and often awake to pain, burning, numbness and tingling in their hand. If left untreated, patients may experience a decrease in strength which results in dropping items more frequently.

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