Is surgery always needed?
At the early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome, there are steps you can take to treat your symptoms, such as modifying the activities that cause them, wearing a resting splint, stretching, and getting a cortisone shot. You should not get repeated cortisone shots, since they can mask symptoms and lead to permanent damage. If conservative treatment fails, you should consider surgery.
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Don’t put off treatment
It is important not to put off treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Make sure you work with a qualified surgeon whose practice is dedicated to hands and wrists. If not treated in time, CTS can lead to permanent damage.
What does surgery entail?
How do I pick the right surgeon?