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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Management and Surgical Options

According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH), carpal tunnel release is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. It occurs in your hands when “the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.” The median nerve gives feeling to your fingers on the palm side of your hand.

The Symptoms

When the median nerve is pinched, you may experience some of these symptoms:

If you have carpal tunnel and are looking for a solution, Dr. Richard Jackson and our newest team member, Dr. Sebastian Peers would be happy to see you for a consultation and possibly for a minor procedure, carpal tunnel release. Though surgery may not be necessary, they would provide helpful tips for combating your carpal tunnel.

How do I know if surgery is the best option for me?

About the surgery: Carpal Tunnel Release

To address your carpal tunnel syndrome, a surgeon gets to the root of the problem – the median nerve. In this surgical procedure, the surgeon severs the tissue putting pressure on the median nerve to relieve pain and reduce pressure directly affecting the nerve.

This procedure is done under local anesthesia and the patient can go home the same day! After surgery, your ligaments will grow back and allow more space than there was before. Often, surgery will immediately relieve your symptoms, but a full recovery period may take several months.

Tips to Manage the Pain

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