Carpal tunnel syndrome is an increasingly common disorder that can cause numbness and weakness in the hands. Franciscan Health offers both surgical and non-surgical carpal tunnel treatment options.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of your wrist.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs most often in people 30 to 60 years old. It's more common in women than men.
Carpal tunnel treatment can include surgical and non-surgical options. Talk to your doctor to see what the best fit is for you in treating carpal tunnel.
If you are experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, make an appointment with your doctor. There are a variety of options to treat carpal tunnel syndrome that do not require surgery:
For those who do not respond to non-surgical carpal tunnel treatment, surgery is a possible solution. Carpal tunnel surgery will improve strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Carpal tunnel surgery is typically outpatient and most people return to normal activities within two months.