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When do I need surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If non-surgical treatments, such as wearing wrist braces and taking anti-inflammatory medication, have failed to help your symptoms of carpal tunnel, then it may be time to come in to see me. A very simple surgery can be performed that will alleviate pain and prevent further loss of sensation and strength.

These are the clear signs that you should consider surgery:

1.Progressing weakness and/or numbness in the hand.

2.If the achiness and pain is so severe that it is disrupting your lifestyle or affecting your work.

3.If there is loss of strength in the hand.

These are all signs that your median nerve is under considerable stress and needs to be relieved with a surgical procedure.

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