Carpal Tunnel Treatment


Should you experience sensations like burning, tingling, itching, or numbness in your palm, thumb, index, or middle fingers, it may indicate the presence of carpal tunnel syndrome. The solution lies in a carpal tunnel release procedure, which has the potential to significantly improve the sensations in your hand.

Procedure Time:

1 hour

Return to Work:

2 - 3 days

Full Recovery:

2 - 3 weeks




What to expect

The treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can vary depending on the severity of your condition and your individual circumstances. Here’s what you can generally expect when seeking treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome:

1. Conservative Treatments:

  • If your carpal tunnel syndrome is in the early stages or is relatively mild, our surgeons may recommend conservative, non-surgical treatments. These can include:
  • Wrist Splinting: Wearing a wrist splint, especially at night, to keep the wrist in a neutral position and reduce pressure on the median nerve.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory drugs may be recommended to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Activity Modification: Adjusting your activities and work habits to minimize repetitive wrist and hand movements that exacerbate symptoms.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises and stretches to improve wrist and hand strength and flexibility.

2. Injections:

  • In some cases, corticosteroid injections into the carpal tunnel can help reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.

3. Surgical Treatment (if necessary):

  • If conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief or if your condition worsens, our surgeons may recommend carpal tunnel release surgery.
  • Carpal tunnel release surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. It involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
  • Recovery time varies, but many patients can return to light activities within a few weeks, with full recovery taking a few months.

4. Post-Surgery Rehabilitation:

  • After carpal tunnel release surgery, you may require physical therapy or hand exercises to regain strength and mobility in the hand and wrist.