Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) typically occurs in people of all ages. The dominant hand is usually affected first and the pain is severe. CTS is a problem with the median nerve; it gets compressed into the carpal tunnel (a narrow tunnel at the wrist). This compression may result in pain, numbness and weakness in the forearm, wrist and hands. Dr. Blitz is able to perform specific tests to diagnose carpel tunnel syndrome versus other types of conditions that have similar symptoms. Once a patient is diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Blitz provides the patient with an effective treatment plan that corrects the cause of the problem without the need for medication or wrist surgery.