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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve is compressed in a tight tunnel at your wrist.
The median nerve supplies sensation to the Thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger and that is the distribution you will
normally experience some tingling or numbness in.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also cause some pain at the wrist level or in the forearm.
Symptoms are usually worse at night or early morning and might lead to you waking up frequently to "shake" the tingling out.
At the beginning Carpal Tunnel symptoms might only be present occasionally but can become more frequent and if left untreated can become irreversible. At advanced stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome the nerve compression can lead to musle weakness with wasting of the muscles in your hand.

Treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment has to be individual. So depending on your symtoms and clinical signs, we will advise you on the best treatment option during your consultation.
In advanced cases you might be offered surgical release of the Carpal Tunnel. This is usually performed as a Daycase and under local anaesthetic but regional blocks and general anaesthetic can be considered in special cases.

What happens after Surgery

After the full release of the nerve in the Carpal Tunnel, the wound will be closed with sutures and a dry dressing will be applied.
In addition to the local anaesthetic you will be supplied with Painkillers to take home. After 10 days the sutures will normally be removed and if all well you will be able to go back to normal activities from then. The tingling feeling and frequent night disturbancies should usually normalise in the first 2 weeks after surgery.