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Carpal Tunnel Treatment

You might have heard of the painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can happen when the carpal tunnel inside your wrist becomes narrower and presses down on the nerve that provides feeling to most of your fingers. Thankfully, carpal tunnel treatment is a fantastic way to relieve these symptoms and regain control of your hands.

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Carpal Tunnel Treatment


What is carpal tunnel treatment?
Carpal tunnel treatment is surgery that can relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a common condition that can occur when the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway inside your wrist, swells. This can cause aches in your fingers and hands, along with numbness, pins and needles, and can mean that you have difficulty in gripping.

Your surgeon will begin by numbing your wrist with a local anaesthetic injection to minimise any pain. An incision is made in your hand, and the ligament around the carpal tunnel is cut. This increases the size of the tunnel, and therefore reduces pressure on the nerve. Your incision is then closed with stitches.

This surgery can be conducted as an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to go home the same day.
What are the benefits of carpal tunnel treatment?
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you might find simple tasks like gripping and pointing to be painful. The pressure on the nerves and ligaments of your wrist can cause pain and discomfort, which carpal tunnel surgery can relieve. The benefits of this procedure include:

- Pain relief
- Easier to perform simple tasks with your hands
- Improved hand function, grip and control.
Are there any risks?
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk, so it’s important that you’re aware of these before you go ahead. This means that you can compare them with the benefits of having the procedure and make the best decision for you.

You’ll be able to ask more in-depth questions about potential complications during your consultations.

As a guide, possible risks and complications of carpal tunnel surgery include bleeding, infection, a painful scar, and nerve damage.
Is carpal tunnel surgery right for me?
You might consider carpal tunnel treatment if you are bothered by symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, including pain, numbness, and difficulty gripping.

It all starts with a free consultation with us. Our surgeons can give you advice about carpal tunnel treatment, including letting you know if this surgery will be the most suitable procedure for you.
Why choose The Hospital Group for carpal tunnel treatment?
As an experienced provider of surgery for more than four decades, we have helped many patients resolve health issues and improve their quality of life.

Our patients are at the heart of what we do, and we're committed to providing a truly personalised experience for every person in our care. If you decide to have private carpal tunnel treatment with us, you can expect:

World-class medical facilities, including our state-of-the-art private hospital, Burcot Hall in Bromsgrove. We also have a nationwide network of clinics – so we're never far away.

We have more than 45 years of surgical expertise, and all our surgeons are General Medical Council-registered, too.

We provide exceptional care that starts at your consultation and continues throughout your journey with us, right through to the comprehensive aftercare we provide following your procedure.

And we provide you with clear, competitive costs and flexible finance options to suit your budget.
Cost and finance options
As a responsible healthcare provider, we appreciate that each patient we see has their own specific requirements and so we'll tailor our treatment plans to your unique needs. It all starts with a free consultation, where we'll talk about the options that are suitable for you.

There are several finance options to choose from, ranging from paying outright to spreading the cost over a number of years.

We know that deciding to have surgery is a major decision. Through creating your own bespoke treatment plan, we'll do all we can to make sure that it's right for your budget. We carry out all finance applications free of charge, and there's never any obligation to go ahead with treatment.

You can use our simple price check form to find out how much your surgery could cost. For more information about all our flexible finance plans, please visit our Pricing and Finance page.

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Carpal tunnel treatment FAQs

Do I need carpal tunnel surgery?
You might decide to have carpal tunnel surgery if you experience symptoms that interfere with your day-to-day activities. You might experience pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and muscle weakness in your hand(s), which can make simple tasks difficult.

At your free consultation with us, our experts will be able to advise you on the benefits of carpal tunnel surgery and whether it could be the right treatment for you.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by repetitive motion of the wrist. You might develop the syndrome over a long period of time by doing work or hobbies that involve bending your wrist, gripping hard or using vibrating tools.

There are also certain risk factors that can increase your likelihood of developing carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Being overweight
- Being pregnant
- Having other illnesses, such as diabetes or arthritis
- Previous wrist injury.
How long does carpal tunnel surgery take?
Carpal tunnel surgery is a quick procedure, taking around 30 minutes to complete. As it only requires local anaesthetic, you’ll be able to go home the same day.
How long will I take to recover?
Recovery times from carpal tunnel surgery will vary from person to person. As a guide, you can expect to regain full strength of your hand within 6 to 12 weeks following the surgery.

For the first few days, you should only use your hand for light tasks, and keep it elevated when it’s not in use. You will wear a bandage for 1 to 2 weeks, and will be given exercises to improve your hand and wrist movements.
How long should I take off work after carpal tunnel surgery?
The time you should take off work after the surgery will depend on the nature of your job. The majority of people are ready to return to work within two weeks, but this might be longer if your job involves manual labour.
Will I have a scar?
After carpal tunnel surgery, you will have a small scar on your wrist, measuring about 2 inches. This will fade over time.

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