Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?

Treating carpal tunnel syndrome may depend on the condition’s cause, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). If the syndrome is caused by a medical problem, the physician may treat that matter first, states the AAOS.

If nonsurgical methods are not effective, surgery may be necessary, according to the AAOS. The AAOS states that the goal of a procedure is to relieve pressure on the median nerve; procedures include:

  • Open carpal tunnel release – in this procedure, the surgeon divides the roof of the carpal tunnel, decreasing pressure on the median nerve.

To learn more about treating carpal tunnel syndrome, talk to your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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