Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve. This is the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement to parts of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. Your MMG Neurologist may recommend wearing a splint for several weeks, placing warm and cold compresses on the affected area, and avoiding sleeping on your wrists. If these recommendations do not help, he or she may perform carpal tunnel release. This is a surgical procedure that cuts into the ligament that is pressing on the nerve.
Muscle diseases affect the function of muscles because of problems with the nerves and muscles in your body. The most common symptom patients of these diseases experience is muscle weakness.
Some of the most common Muscle Diseases include
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Myositis, including polymyositis and dermatomyositis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Spinal muscular atrophy
Your MMG Neurologist can provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of these diseases.
Myasthenia gravis is a type of autoimmune disorder. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Patients of this disorder may experience breathing difficulty because of weakness of the chest wall muscles,
chewing or swallowing difficulty, difficulty climbing stairs, lifting objects, or rising from a seated position, drooping head and eyelids and facial paralysis or weakness of the facial muscles. There is no known cure for myasthenia gravis, but your MMG Neurologist can recommend lifestyle changes and medication to help manage your symptoms.