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Recovering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is among the most common types of wrist injuries treated by orthopedists. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, then read on for some helpful information on the recovery process.

Treatment Options

While it’s common for carpal tunnel syndrome to be treated with surgery, this is only after exhausting nonsurgical treatment options like medications, rest, and physical therapy. Your orthopedist may recommend surgery right away if there are signs of nerve damage or a risk of damage to the nerve. Finally, if your symptoms are so severe that they restrict your normal activities, for example pain that disturbs your sleep or a loss of coordination in your hand, then surgery may be advised sooner.

Surgery Options

If you and your doctor determine that surgery is the right decision, then you may have some options to consider. The most common surgical procedure used to treat this condition involves relieving pressure on the median nerve in the wrist by cutting the transverse carpal ligament. This type of procedure is typically performed through either endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery or open carpal tunnel release surgery, which can leave a larger scar and have a longer recovery period than endoscopic surgery, but may have fewer potential complications.

After Surgery

Following your procedure, it’s essential that you avoid or change the way in which you perform any of the activities that may have caused your carpal tunnel symptoms. Some common activities that lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include repetitive wrist and hand movements, work that requires hand or arm vibration, and working in an awkward position for long periods. Finally, if you have a health condition that may restrict blood flow to or cause swelling in the hands, such as obesity, gout, lupus, or diabetes, managing your condition may help you recover from carpal tunnel syndrome.

The orthopedists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine are experienced in addressing a broad range of wrist injuries. If you need treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome in Queens, then please give us a call today at (718) 897-2228 to schedule an appointment.

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