Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome varies based on each patient and their specific condition. At Clearway Pain Solutions, our goal is to treat your wrists so you can find relief from your pain and avoid surgery. Orthotics like a wrist splint or brace may be helpful to immobilize the wrist in a splint to lessen or take pressure off the nerve in those with mild cases of carpal tunnel. A wrist splint or brace can reduce inflammation and aid in healing. Taking over-the-counter (OTC) medication like NSAIDs can help relieve the pain and swelling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. People who have not had success with these conservative measures may get relief from oral diuretics to reduce fluid retention, which reduces pressure on the median nerve.
Our team offers injections to help reduce the pain and numbness. Injections are extremely successful and recommended before a patient resorts to surgery. Injections are a low cost and low risk option that can help many people. Corticosteroid injections have provided relief to many people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. These injections reduce pain and swelling, often for long periods of time. One in three people who have had carpal tunnel syndrome who got treated with corticosteroids, reports relief without any further treatment.
However, for some cases, surgery may be the only way to find relief. Surgery can be performed through open surgery methods or endoscopic methods. These surgeries are designed to relieve pressure on the median nerve when other treatments aren’t effective. Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is a last resort. Contact Clearway Pain Solutions to schedule a consultation to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome.