And constant numbness, then this is the most important absolute time to get the surgery done soon, we can debate the value of earlier treatment, but this is often the point of no return for full recovery. However if you pass this point it is not a reason to put off surgery
Answered Dec 10, 2013
Carpal tunnel should be treated when the diagnosis is made. Early treatment can include oral medications and splints. However with symptoms that do not improve, surgery should be considered. Failure to treat compression of the nerve may lead to irreversible nerve damage.
Answered Jun 2, 2013
A carpal tunnel release is a very effective procedure for patients that have failed conservative care. It is elective and can be done when convenient. Obviously, it should only be considered if the symptoms are significant enough to consider surgery. Good luck.
Answered Jul 27, 2014
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