Dr. Rohde explains the tests a woman should ask for if she suspects carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome usually is what we call a clinical diagnosis, which means that we can tell that the patient has carpal tunnel syndrome usually by the patient’s history and various aspects of the physical examination.
Sometimes people are sent for a nerve conduction study which can test how quickly, or how compressed the nerve is at various sites in the arm, but that is not a necessity for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome all the time.
About Dr. Rohde, M.D.:
Dr. Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Rohde received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed her residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College.