Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Occurs when the ligament across the wrist becomes thickened and pinches/compresses the main (median) nerve running underneath it
  • This causes pain / tingling / burning / numbness – initially at night but then during the day as well when gripping with that hand
  • If the symptoms continue for too long they can cause permanent nerve damage
  • First treatment is a wrist splint to hold the wrist straight at night
  • If this doesn’t reverse the symptoms, then sometimes a steroid injection can be considered
  • The best long term option to treat CTS is a small surgery to release the ligament and take the pressure off the nerve

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