What Does the Carpal Tunnel Release Procedure Treat?

carpal tunnel release Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and wrist, CTS can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. Fortunately, the carpal tunnel release procedure offers relief for many individuals suffering from this condition. Here is what you need to know about this procedure.

How Does Carpal Tunnel Release Work

The carpal tunnel release procedure is built to treat carpal tunnel syndrome by alleviating the pressure of the median nerve, which is the origin of the pain. The median nerve travels through the carpal tunnel on the palm side of your wrist. It can get squeezed inside the carpal tunnel, typically through repetitive hand motions and swelling. And when you squeeze a nerve, no matter where it is in your body, pain ensues. Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure that alleviates pain by releasing pressure. Expert surgeons do this by enlarging the carpal tunnel, either through small incisions.

Carpal Tunnel Release Recovery

Unfortunately, carpal tunnel release is not one of those procedures when you’re immediately ready to go afterward. Recovery includes immobilizing your wrist, rest, and physical therapy. Most patients experience a significant reduction in pain and other symptoms and a return of hand function after recovery. A carpal tunnel release procedure is the next step in alleviating CTS pain after more conservative treatments have failed.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’ve reached your limit with CTS and are ready to explore more aggressive options like carpal tunnel release, reach out to Texas Neurosurgery LLP in Dallas, TX. We help guide North Texas patients to less pain for a better life.

As one of the top neurosurgeons in Texas, Dr. David Barnett has dedicated his career to helping patients find relief from conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. His extensive experience and expertise have led him to become a leader in the field, serving as Chief of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center for over two decades. Find out what solutions we can provide to address your unique needs and challenges. Call 214-823-2052 to schedule an appointment to get started.

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