Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Everything You Need to Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Everything You Need to Know

If your Carpal Tunnel symptoms don’t improve by themselves, there are several treatment options.

Naturally, avoiding activities which trigger your symptoms is recommended, although sometimes this is difficult to put into practice e.g. if it’s part of your job. Therapy such as massage and stretching exercises have also been shown to help, so doing these regularly may ease the problems.

Wrist splints that hold your wrist in a neutral position can often bring relief. Corticosteroids can reduce the inflammation and these can be taken orally or injected directly into your wrist. Surgery is also an option, when the roof of the carpal tunnel is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve. This is done as a day procedure, often via keyhole surgery, under local anesthetic.

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