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.Â Â Â Â Â Â Progressing weakness and/or numbness in the hand.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â If the achiness and pain is so severe that it is disrupting your lifestyle or affecting your work.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â 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.