This condition can come with numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand. At HSA, our experienced specialists can diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome, providing personalized care to alleviate symptoms and improve hand function.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome

The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can include:

  • Numbness or Tingling: A feeling of numbness or tingling in the hand, particularly in the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger. This sensation may extend up the arm.
  • Weakness: Weakness in the hand, making it difficult to grip objects or perform fine motor tasks.
  • Pain or Discomfort: Pain or discomfort in the hand and wrist, which could be worse at night.
  • Sensation Changes: Some individuals may experience the sensation of electric shocks or burning in the affected hand.

Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome

Here are some of the treatments we offer at HSA:


Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome depends on the severity of the condition. Some common treatment options include non-surgical approaches:

  • Rest and Modification of Activities: Reducing or modifying activities that exacerbate symptoms may help alleviate discomfort.
  • Wrist Splints: Wearing a wrist splint at night can keep the wrist in a neutral position, relieving pressure on the median nerve.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications can provide relief.
  • Corticosteroid Injections: In some cases, corticosteroid injections can reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.
  • Physical Therapy: Hand and wrist exercises and therapies can help improve hand strength and flexibility.

Surgical treatments

  • Open Carpal Tunnel Release: In this traditional approach, a small incision is made in the palm to access the carpal tunnel. The transverse carpal ligament, which forms the roof of the carpal tunnel, is carefully divided, creating more space and relieving pressure on the median nerve.
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: This minimally invasive approach involves making one or two small incisions in the wrist or palm. A tiny camera, called an endoscope, is inserted through one of the incisions to visualize the internal structures. Specialized instruments are then used to release the carpal ligament through the other incisions.

Both surgical techniques aim to enlarge the carpal tunnel and reduce compression on the median nerve, providing long-lasting relief from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. The choice of approach depends on the individual’s specific condition and the surgeon’s expertise. Carpal tunnel release surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return home on the same day of the procedure. The recovery time varies from person to person, but generally, most patients can return to light activities within a week, regaining full function in about four weeks.

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Why choose us?

Our board-certified surgeons at HSA are highly skilled in performing carpal tunnel release surgery with precision and care. If surgery is your best option, rest assured that our experienced team will guide you through the process, addressing any questions or concerns. We are dedicated to helping you achieve improved hand function and a better quality of life through our specialized surgical expertise.

Same-day appointments with a hand and wrist specialist

At HSA, we understand the importance of prompt and effective care for carpal tunnel syndrome. If you suspect carpal tunnel syndrome or are experiencing symptoms related to the condition, we offer same-day appointments with one of our board-certified specialists rather than with a physician’s assistant or another mid-level medical provider.

If you are experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, don’t delay seeking professional care. Our dedicated team is here to support you throughout your treatment process, promoting healing and helping you regain optimal hand function. Contact us today.

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