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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
A lady is holding her wrist. She is in pain due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
A lady holds her wrist in pain while using a laptop. Carpal Comfort - Designed to Soothe Carpal Tunnel Pain
Who is Dr. Daniel Penello?2019-11-28T18:51:19+00:00

Dr. Daniel Penello is a double Board Certified Orthopedic Hand Surgeon actively practicing in the USA. Dr. Daniel Penello has been serving the St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay communities for nearly a decade. He is board-certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He specializes in complicated disorders of the hand, wrist and arm and is fellowship-trained in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery.

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What is the Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On?2019-10-22T14:58:13+00:00

Carpal Comfort™ is an over-the-counter topical pain relief medication specially designed by Dr. Daniel Penello to soothe and relieve carpal tunnel pain.

Carpal Comfort™ is an easy-to-use, no-mess, roll-on applicator with a fresh mint scent. It will dry fast and does not stain. Carpal Comfort™ is made in the USA and is paraben free.

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How does the Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On work?2019-10-22T14:57:24+00:00

The Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On was specifically formulated to soothe carpal tunnel pain by numbing and desensitizing irritated nerves in the wrist and hand. Dr. Penello combined natural and medicinal ingredients of the highest quality. These ingredients were selected for their demonstrated pain relief, anti-inflammatory and nerve-soothing properties.

Click Here to Learn More

How do I use the Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On?2019-10-22T14:58:51+00:00

Simply apply to the inside (palm side) of your affected wrist, hand and fingers. Let dry for 5-10 minutes. Apply Carpal Comfort™ liberally up to 4 times per day as needed. Continue using a wrist splint.

How do I know if the Carpal Comfort Roll-On™ is right for me?2019-10-22T14:59:21+00:00

Our products are designed to help people suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Pain, tingling, burning or numbness in your wrist, hand and fingers are common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Click here to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Comfort™ is not a cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and it may be less effective in more severe cases of the disease. If your symptoms do not improve with treatment, please contact a physician.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?2019-10-22T14:54:27+00:00

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve problem that occurs when the Median nerve is compressed within the Carpal Tunnel. Nerves control muscles and allow us to feel sensations such as hot, cold, sharp and dull. When the Median nerve is compressed, it can cause severe pain and weakness in the wrist, hand and fingers.

Click Here to Learn More

How do I reduce the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?2019-11-28T18:51:28+00:00

If symptoms are mild or intermittent, non-operative treatment is attempted first. This involves:

»  managing and treating risk factors (thyroid, arthritis)
»  modifying activities (ergonomics, grip, repetitive wrist motion)
»  wearing a proper splint during certain activities and at night
»  desensitizing the Median nerve
»  reducing Median nerve inflammation
»  physical therapy

If symptoms are severe or constant, Carpal Tunnel Release surgery will be necessary to rapidly relieve pressure on the nerve and prevent or limit any permanent damage.

Can Carpal Tunnel pain come and go?2020-04-21T20:54:45+00:00

Yes, it is very common for the pain caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to come and go. In fact, all Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms (numbness, tingling, pain ) tend to be intermittent during the early stages of the condition. The symptoms are caused by compression of the Median Nerve in the wrist. Initially, the nerve compression is intermittent and occurs when a particular activity or sustained wrist position causes increased pressure within the carpal tunnel. Although any repetitive motion of the wrist or fingers can increase carpal Tunnel pressure, typing, driving, gardening, cycling and sleeping are common activities that worsen Carpal Tunnel symptoms. Having constant symptoms means the Median Nerve is being constantly compressed. This occurs in the late (severe) stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can indicate permanent nerve damage. To maximize the chance of full recovery and avoid permanent nerve damage, it is important to seek treatment before the symptoms are severe or constant.

Can pregnancy cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What treatment is recommended?2020-04-21T21:03:22+00:00

It is very common for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to occur during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. This occurs because pregnancy often leads to water retention and generalized swelling throughout the body, including the hands and wrists. When the hands and wrists swell, the extra fluid can compress the Median Nerve within the confined space of the Carpal Tunnel. This compression results in nerve dysfunction, causing numbness, burning and pain.

Fortunately, pregnancy-induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome generally resolves within the first 3 months following delivery as swelling  and water retention gradually subside. Breast-feeding can prolong symptoms. There is a small possibility that the symptoms do not resolve spontaneously and that additional treatment becomes necessary. If symptoms are very bothersome while pregnant, treatment with wrist splints, activity restriction and cortisone injection can provide substantial relief.  Cortisone injection into the carpal tunnel is commonly performed and is considered safe during pregnancy.

How can I tell if I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis or Arthritis?2020-04-21T21:02:30+00:00

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Arthritis are all very common causes of wrist, hand and finger pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve problem; Tendonitis is a tendon/muscle problem and; arthritis is a joint problem. All three conditions can exist at the same time. In fact, severe tendonitis and arthritis in the wrist are recognized causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

One feature that can help distinguish between the three conditions is the presence of numbness and tingling in the fingers. Specifically, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (which is a nerve problem) often causes numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle fingers, whereas tendonitis and arthritis only cause pain, without numbness or tingling.

A Hand Specialist is often able to differentiate between the three conditions based on your symptoms and physical examination.  X-rays are useful in identifying the presence, location and severity of arthritis within the wrist and fingers. MRI is helpful in identifying the presence and severity of tendonitis. Wrist ultrasound and electrodiagnositic (nerve conduction studies and EMG) tests are useful in diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and assessing the severity of nerve compression.

Who is Dr. Daniel Penello?2019-11-28T18:51:19+00:00

Dr. Daniel Penello is a double Board Certified Orthopedic Hand Surgeon actively practicing in the USA. Dr. Daniel Penello has been serving the St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay communities for nearly a decade. He is board-certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He specializes in complicated disorders of the hand, wrist and arm and is fellowship-trained in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery.

Click Here to Learn More

What is the Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On?2019-10-22T14:58:13+00:00

Carpal Comfort™ is an over-the-counter topical pain relief medication specially designed by Dr. Daniel Penello to soothe and relieve carpal tunnel pain.

Carpal Comfort™ is an easy-to-use, no-mess, roll-on applicator with a fresh mint scent. It will dry fast and does not stain. Carpal Comfort™ is made in the USA and is paraben free.

Click Here to Learn More

How does the Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On work?2019-10-22T14:57:24+00:00

The Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On was specifically formulated to soothe carpal tunnel pain by numbing and desensitizing irritated nerves in the wrist and hand. Dr. Penello combined natural and medicinal ingredients of the highest quality. These ingredients were selected for their demonstrated pain relief, anti-inflammatory and nerve-soothing properties.

Click Here to Learn More

How do I use the Carpal Comfort™ Roll-On?2019-10-22T14:58:51+00:00

Simply apply to the inside (palm side) of your affected wrist, hand and fingers. Let dry for 5-10 minutes. Apply Carpal Comfort™ liberally up to 4 times per day as needed. Continue using a wrist splint.

How do I know if the Carpal Comfort Roll-On™ is right for me?2019-10-22T14:59:21+00:00

Our products are designed to help people suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Pain, tingling, burning or numbness in your wrist, hand and fingers are common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Click here to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Comfort™ is not a cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and it may be less effective in more severe cases of the disease. If your symptoms do not improve with treatment, please contact a physician.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?2019-10-22T14:54:27+00:00

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve problem that occurs when the Median nerve is compressed within the Carpal Tunnel. Nerves control muscles and allow us to feel sensations such as hot, cold, sharp and dull. When the Median nerve is compressed, it can cause severe pain and weakness in the wrist, hand and fingers.

Click Here to Learn More

How do I reduce the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?2019-11-28T18:51:28+00:00

If symptoms are mild or intermittent, non-operative treatment is attempted first. This involves:

»  managing and treating risk factors (thyroid, arthritis)
»  modifying activities (ergonomics, grip, repetitive wrist motion)
»  wearing a proper splint during certain activities and at night
»  desensitizing the Median nerve
»  reducing Median nerve inflammation
»  physical therapy

If symptoms are severe or constant, Carpal Tunnel Release surgery will be necessary to rapidly relieve pressure on the nerve and prevent or limit any permanent damage.

Can Carpal Tunnel pain come and go?2020-04-21T20:54:45+00:00

Yes, it is very common for the pain caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to come and go. In fact, all Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms (numbness, tingling, pain ) tend to be intermittent during the early stages of the condition. The symptoms are caused by compression of the Median Nerve in the wrist. Initially, the nerve compression is intermittent and occurs when a particular activity or sustained wrist position causes increased pressure within the carpal tunnel. Although any repetitive motion of the wrist or fingers can increase carpal Tunnel pressure, typing, driving, gardening, cycling and sleeping are common activities that worsen Carpal Tunnel symptoms. Having constant symptoms means the Median Nerve is being constantly compressed. This occurs in the late (severe) stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can indicate permanent nerve damage. To maximize the chance of full recovery and avoid permanent nerve damage, it is important to seek treatment before the symptoms are severe or constant.

Can pregnancy cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What treatment is recommended?2020-04-21T21:03:22+00:00

It is very common for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to occur during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. This occurs because pregnancy often leads to water retention and generalized swelling throughout the body, including the hands and wrists. When the hands and wrists swell, the extra fluid can compress the Median Nerve within the confined space of the Carpal Tunnel. This compression results in nerve dysfunction, causing numbness, burning and pain.

Fortunately, pregnancy-induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome generally resolves within the first 3 months following delivery as swelling  and water retention gradually subside. Breast-feeding can prolong symptoms. There is a small possibility that the symptoms do not resolve spontaneously and that additional treatment becomes necessary. If symptoms are very bothersome while pregnant, treatment with wrist splints, activity restriction and cortisone injection can provide substantial relief.  Cortisone injection into the carpal tunnel is commonly performed and is considered safe during pregnancy.

How can I tell if I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis or Arthritis?2020-04-21T21:02:30+00:00

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Arthritis are all very common causes of wrist, hand and finger pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve problem; Tendonitis is a tendon/muscle problem and; arthritis is a joint problem. All three conditions can exist at the same time. In fact, severe tendonitis and arthritis in the wrist are recognized causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

One feature that can help distinguish between the three conditions is the presence of numbness and tingling in the fingers. Specifically, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (which is a nerve problem) often causes numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle fingers, whereas tendonitis and arthritis only cause pain, without numbness or tingling.

A Hand Specialist is often able to differentiate between the three conditions based on your symptoms and physical examination.  X-rays are useful in identifying the presence, location and severity of arthritis within the wrist and fingers. MRI is helpful in identifying the presence and severity of tendonitis. Wrist ultrasound and electrodiagnositic (nerve conduction studies and EMG) tests are useful in diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and assessing the severity of nerve compression.

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