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Will carpal tunnel syndrome come back?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) symptoms can be caused by inflammation.
If the inflammation is treated, the symptoms resolve. The symptoms may return overtime. Symptoms present for more than 6 months, despite treatment with oral/injectable steroids, splints and therapy, are not likely to resolve. In these cases cts is treated with surgical release, open or endoscopic.

In brief: Sometimes

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) symptoms can be caused by inflammation.
If the inflammation is treated, the symptoms resolve. The symptoms may return overtime. Symptoms present for more than 6 months, despite treatment with oral/injectable steroids, splints and therapy, are not likely to resolve. In these cases cts is treated with surgical release, open or endoscopic.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Todd Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Unlikely

Carpal tunnel syndrome does a recurrence rate.
It is not common for it to come back. Typically, the younger you are when it develops, the higher the chance for it to come back. Diabetes and kidney disease put you at a greater risk for recurrence.

In brief: Unlikely

Carpal tunnel syndrome does a recurrence rate.
It is not common for it to come back. Typically, the younger you are when it develops, the higher the chance for it to come back. Diabetes and kidney disease put you at a greater risk for recurrence.
Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes!!!

If the arm is not addressed.
Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat. Self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture.

In brief: Yes!!!

If the arm is not addressed.
Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat. Self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Numbness and tingling in the hand from carpal tunnel syndrome are due to compression of the median at the wrist, where treatment is focused
Dr. Robert Coats II
Numbness and tingling in the hand from carpal tunnel syndrome are due to compression of the median at the wrist, where treatment is focused
Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: Sometimes

Carpal tunnel syndrome pain is caused by a nerve getting constricted as it passes through a narrow boney canal- the carpal tunnel- as the nerve courses into the palm of the hand.
The carpal tunnel release operation cuts the tissue on top of the canal to free the nerve. The pain will subside but can recur with inflammation of the nerve.

In brief: Sometimes

Carpal tunnel syndrome pain is caused by a nerve getting constricted as it passes through a narrow boney canal- the carpal tunnel- as the nerve courses into the palm of the hand.
The carpal tunnel release operation cuts the tissue on top of the canal to free the nerve. The pain will subside but can recur with inflammation of the nerve.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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