Stephen W. Pournaras, Jr., MD – Hand Surgeon Fairfax

3998 Fair Ridge Dr., Suite 100 Fairfax, Va 22033

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms & Treatment
Fair Oaks Orthopedics - Fairfax VA
Stephen W. Pournaras, Jr., MD

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Specialist - Fairfax VA

What Are The Symptoms?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)  is a neurological disorder that causes pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, and becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.

Carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. When the median nerve is compressed, you may feel numbness, tingling, and weakness in your hand and wrist. Your fingers can become swollen and useless. You might wake up and feel you need to “shake out” your hand or wrist.

With the anatomy of your wrist, health problems and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Proper medical treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores your wrist and hand function with time.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery 

Severe Symptoms, if your carpal tunnel syndrome has worsening to the point of requiring surgery to avoid long-term damage and disability, Dr. Pournaras can perform surgery on your wrist to widen the carpal tunnel and  release the compression on your median nerve.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery is performed by using an endoscope – a very thin tubular instrument with a fiber-optic camera on the end. The camera allows him to view the problem and to make adjustments in your wrist by using small surgical tools. Because this surgery involves only tiny incisions, there is less blood loss, smaller scars, and a quicker recovery time.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Specialist - Fairfax VA
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Treatments 
Most treatment depend on the severity of your symptoms.
Mild symptoms usually respond to the resting the afflicted area, icing several times a day, taking anti-inflammatory medication, and wearing a wrist splint to ease compression of the nerve in the carpal tunnel.
  • Rest. Stopping any activity that causing pain and irritation.
  • Ice Packs
  • Splint/Brace
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Modification Of Activities Contributing To Condition
  • Steroid Injections

Most patients start to notice gradually symptoms such as frequent numbness or tingling in their fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers. They may start  in one or both hands during the night. Your dominant hand is usually affected first and suffers the most severe issues.

Early Symptoms:

  • Numbness, mostly during the night  
  • Fingers feel useless or swollen
  • A tingling sensation or pain in your fingers

More Severe Symptoms:

  • Daytime Tingling with certain movements –  talking on the phone, daily work activity or driving
  • More severe pain – worse at night 
  • Gradule loss of movement 
  • Hand weakness – difficulty in grasping objects or doing other tasks
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Specialist - Fairfax VA

We know how important having pain-free hand and wrist motion and function is for our patients. As well as the ability to do daily activities, including work, self-care, sports. We are here to help you.  Our advanced care orthopedic practice specializes in hand & the upper extremities treatments and surgery, as we offer state-of-the-art non-surgical and surgical care to treat a full range of hand and wrist injuries and conditions.

 If you need immediate assistance please TEXT US Now.

Our Fair Oaks Orthopedic practice offers the best orthopedic care as well as the latest physical and hand therapy services.

If you have a wrist injury that you need treatment for, please contact us at Fair Oaks Ortho. Dr. Stephen W. Pournaras  & our staff have a great knowledge of the complex network of blood vessels, nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones that make up your hand and wrist.

Hand Surgeon Fairfax VA -Stephen W. Pournaras, Jr., MD - Fair Oaks Orthopedics

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stephen W. Pournaras, Jr., M.D. utilizes the latest technology and cutting-edge procedures to treat a broad spectrum of orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries, and work-related injuries.

By preforming operative and non-operative procedures, our goal is to use the latest and most minimally invasive techniques that allows our patients a rapid return to a full and active life.

“What is important to us as a practice is superior patient outcomes and unmatched patient satisfaction. We pride ourselves in being patient advocates, going the extra mile to ensure that the care delivered to our patients is best of that medicine as to offer.”

“I believe in a team-oriented approach to treatment, which often involves physical and occupational therapists to maximize functional outcome for all my patients.” Dr.  Pournaras 

David Park is a certified physician assistant, specializing in Orthopaedics, is an interictal part of our practice since 2019. David is always working very closely with Dr. Pournaras by treating hand & upper arm extremities, side by side making sure you receive the best health care we have to offer.
David’s specialties include hand & wrist arthritis, trigger finger, ganglion cysts, fractures, and carpal tunnel syndrome, if you are in pain, contact our practice to schedule an immediate appointment to see him within 48 hours. David Park is loved by all and very knowledgeable with treating your condition.
Fair Oaks Ortho- providing you with the best in comprehensive orthopaedic care of the hand to shoulder (upper extremities). Make Your Appointment To See Certified Physician’s Assistant David (Da Yon) Park, Specializing In Orthopaedics & Chronic Issue Management.
We Accept Most Medical Insurance 
Fair Oaks Orthopedics – Fairfax VA

Suffering from pain can limit your daily activities and decreases your enjoyment of life.  Our commitment to support your journey towards recovery can help ease your mind. Learn more about our comprehensive range of advanced treatment options for hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder designed to provide pain relief and heal as quickly, and as safely as possible.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Specialist - Fairfax VA

Contact Us

Office Location:
Fairfax, VA

3998 Fair Ridge Dr., Suite 100 Fairfax, Va 22033

Get Directions

Mon 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

      Skip to content