A 36-year-old member asked:
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is it possible to reverse the effects of carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually; it depend: Cts is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. When a nerve gets 'pinched', over time part of it goes asleep, part of it can then go unconscious and eventually part of it can die. A carpal tunnel release can reverse the effects of cts if performed before irreversible damage occurs. We can heal the sick, but not raise the dead. After release whatever is alive heals, whatever is dead won't.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
YES: Yes it is possible but it is not always going to happen. It depends upon the severity of the nerve compression, duration, health and age of the person involved. Put it all together and you see that not all are the same and neither is the way in which we respond to treatment. http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pregnancy is a temporary cause . With delivery many times U C it go away in a few weeks.
Apr 30, 2013

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