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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- Treatment (Surgery and Non-Surgerical):

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome non surgery treatment is to release pressure away from the median nerve. Apart from altering or reducing the daily activities you do with your hand(s), there are several non-invasive treatment options are recommended. Some of the non-surgical treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are:

Splint is a most successful way of reducing the swelling and inflammation in the Carpal Tunnel, as it puts the wrist in a straight or neutral position. The wrist splint is especially useful at night.

An injection of cortisone-containing solution into the carpal tunnel may give months of relief after which the initial cts symptoms are likely to return.

A further non-operative measure that can be prescribed by your doctor is a small dose of vitamin B6.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- Surgery:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is generally treated without surgery. Surgery can only be considered when:

  • After 5 years of non-surgical treatment.
  • Severe symptoms causing severe pain
  • If there is a risk or damage of median nerve

This reduces the pressure on the median nerve, which is done by cutting the ligament which forms over the Carpal Tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

In this Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Doctor can have a good view of inner tissues and even the Transverse Carpal Tunnel ligaments, which allows the surgeon to easy cutting of the tissue. This Treatment method need an incision in the palm and wrist, which disturbs more tissues in the hand, there by requiring a longer period to recover. Another draw back of this surgery is that it leaves a larger scar on the hand than the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgery.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

In this Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, doctors need only a small incision at the wrist which is a single-portal technique or a small incision at the wrist and palm which is a two-portal technique. This method disturbs lesser tissues when compared to the open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery and this method even leaves a smaller scar on the wrist.

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