Guyon’s Canal Syndrome: What you need to know

What is Guyon’s Canal Syndrome?

Guyon’s canal syndrome is a condition that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in certain hand areas. The Guyon canal is a tunnel in the wrist through which the ulnar nerve (one of three nerves supplying the hand) and the ulnar artery pass to enter into the hand. As a result, Guyon canal syndrome is also known as ulnar tunnel syndrome.

What are the causes of Guyon’s canal syndrome?

The most common cause of Guyon’s canal syndrome is a ganglion cyst. It is a fluid-filled growth that develops on the wrist and compresses the nerve. Tumors and anatomical abnormalities also cause this disorder. Certain factors that increase the risk of getting Guyon’s canal syndrome include:

What are the symptoms of Guyon’s canal syndrome?

If you have Guyon’s canal syndrome, you may experience the following symptoms:

The symptoms take time to develop as well as worsen over time.

How to diagnose Guyon’s canal syndrome?

The diagnosis of Guyon’s canal syndrome is based on the following:

What is the prognosis of Guyon’s canal syndrome?

Guyon’s canal syndrome has a good prognosis. The pain and other symptoms respond well to available non-surgical treatment options, and they alleviate the symptoms in most cases.

What are the treatments of Guyon’s canal syndrome?

Your doctor may recommend the following treatments:

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