Before recommending treatment, your doctor conducts an in-depth examination to accurately diagnose your symptoms. To begin your diagnosis, they perform a physical exam and review your medical history. In some cases, your doctor may perform additional testing like an X-ray or nerve conduction study.
Once diagnosed, your doctor determines the most effective treatment for your condition. In most cases, the specialists at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates treat carpal tunnel syndrome with conservative non-surgical methods. Treatment for carpal tunnel may include:
- Wrist splinting
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Corticosteroid injections
- Regenerative medicine
- Physical and occupational therapy
The goal of conservative treatment is to relieve any pressure or inflammation that’s irritating the median nerve.
If your condition doesn’t respond to conservative care, your doctor may recommend surgery. During carpal tunnel surgery, your doctor releases the ligaments pressing on the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel surgery is typically paired with physical therapy to help you regain strength and flexibility in your hand. The specialists at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates have extensive experience performing a number of surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures like arthroscopy.
To learn more about your treatment options for carpal tunnel, call Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, or book online today.