Why Is The Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Done :
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, also know as Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery is considered when:
1. Symptoms are still present after a long period of non-surgical treatments not beig successful.
2. Generally surgery is not considered until after several weeks to months of non-surgical treatment. But this assumes that you are having ongoing symptoms but no sign of nerve damage. Nerve damage would make surgery more urgent.
3. Severe symptoms (such as persistent loss of feeling or coordination in the fingers or hand, or no strength in the thumb) restrict normal daily activities.
4. There is damage to the median nerve (shown by nerve test results and loss of hand and/or finger function), or being at risk of nerve damage.