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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatments

​Mild to moderate cases of CTS may be managed in various ways:

  • Wear a brace to keep the wrist in a neutral position especially during sleep or inactivity
  • Avoid repetitive movements or overbending of the hand and wrist for prolonged periods e.g. continuous typing, handphone usage
  • Lose excess weight
  • Steroid injection

In moderate or advanced stages where there is significant nerve damage, surgery may be advised to relieve symptoms and prevent further damage. The outcome for surgery is generally good for most patients.

Surgery is done under regional anaesthesia as a day procedure. Side effects are uncommon and include wound infection, pain in the scar and nerve damage.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Preparing for surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Post-surgery care

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