Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

To relieve severe symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a surgical procedure can be performed. The surgery involves the division of a ligament in your wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve. It is the pressure on this nerve that causes pain, so to remove this pressure can provide permanent relief. Surgery can be an option when other non-invasive treatments have failed to provide relief from the symptoms.

This surgery can be performed as open surgery, or by keyhole. In each case, it usually takes place under local anaesthetic. Once the surgery has been carried out, the relief from pain can be immediate. In some cases, recovery from tingling and numbness can take longer, but the surgery can be very effective at tackling all symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Recovery times depend on the individual, but it can take as little as two weeks to be able to use the hand normally.

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