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How is CTS treated?

There are different treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome. Your doctor will let you know which option is most suitable for you after the physical examination. Generally, patients who don’t respond well to conservative treatments qualify for surgery.

The treatment is based on the cause of the disease. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments are available. Non-surgical procedures might include:

  • corticosteroids: these medicines can be administered in the form of injections and their aim is to relieve pain
  • wrist splinting: the splint can help alleviate pain while you are sleeping. It can also help you manage symptoms like numbness or tingling
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: these medicines are effective in relieving pain, but they only work in the short-term

Surgery is necessary when non-surgical methods don't work. The intervention might be performed through endoscopic or open surgery.

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