Victoria doctor to discuss carpal tunnel syndrome

  • If You Go

  • WHAT: HealthWise Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Discussion

    WHERE: Citizens Medical Center Central Classroom, 2701 Hospital Drive

    WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday

    For more information, call Citizens Medical Center's HealthWise at 361-578-9473

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be more common than you think.

The syndrome is known for the pain it causes in the hand and arm due to a pinched never in the wrist - and now, Citizens Medical Center's HealthWise will host an event to talk about the syndrome on Wednesday.

About 28,000 carpal tunnel syndrome cases are diagnosed each year, according the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of 32,000 cases reported, about 71 percent were in women.

Dr. Paul Mondolfi, a Victoria plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss the syndrome and other painful hand and wrist conditions during the HealthWise event.

Symptoms, causes, treatments and preventive tips will also be discussed.