Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Yes. Unfortunately carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) may recur in a small population of patients. This is best assessed by your md using a physical exam and a emg/ncv (needle study of your nerve/muscles) exam. The good news is that most patients do well with open carpal tunnel release surgery in the case of recurrence.
Yes. If one continues doing what caused the problem in the first place, it can return.

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Will carpal tunnel syndrome come back?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I think had carpal tunnel syndrome few yrs back used wrap&pain relief gels. Still today can't do heavy things w/out pains coming back. How to strengthen?

Hand Therapy. Wrist and hand pain and weakness can have several causes. At your age carpal tunnel syndrome is unusual and not my first thought if you have hand weakness. If you don't have any numbness or tingling in your fingers, just pain, you probably don't have carpal tunnel. Other causes of hand pain at your age include possible ligament injuries, joint laxity, inflammatory arthritis. Get it checked out. Read more...
Need an evaluation. You mention pain, and not necessarily the classic signs of carpal tunnel such as hand numbness and tingling. Significant carpal tunnel in a 19yo such as yourself is very uncommon. Before attempting any strengthening programs i would seek out a medical professional to confirm the diagnosis. Read more...

Could you tell me if someone has carpal tunnel syndrome, would that person necessarily have to have surgery?

Not always. Wearing a splint on your wrist will significantly help your symptoms. Some people will try a cortisone injection to decrease inflammation around the nerve. Read more...
Carpal tunnel. Since that can have many different degrees of severity for more mild cases surgery is often not need more severe cases surgery is often needed. Read more...

What kind of pre-tests for surgery are done for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Electrodiagnostics. An electrodiagnostic evaluation (also known as an emg/ncs study) is usually ordered to confirm the location and severity of nerve compression. Other diagnoses can mimic carpal tunnel syndrome, such as cervical radiculopathy, so an emg/ncs study is helpful to corroborate your physician's findings. Read more...

Is there any way of getting relief from carpal tunnel syndrome besides surgery?

Yes, sometimes. The symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) can be relieved without surgery, when the symptoms are intermittent, less than 6 months duration, and there is no permanent nerve damage. In this case oral/injectable steroids, therapy and night splints can be very effective. If not, surgery will be be necessary. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. Read more...
Yes. Rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. Read more...
Sure. Options include wrist splints, anti-inflammatory medications, and local steroid injections. Read more...

What is the main precaution for after surgery of severe carpal tunnel syndrome?

Wound care. Follow your surgeons recommendations with appropriate activity limitations and wound care and the prescribed follow up routine and therapy regimen. Read more...
Postop caution. Ask your surgeon! depends on a number of rings, including the type of surgery that was done. The surgeon will be happy to give you this information to improve the chances that you will get a good result. Read more...

Is there a surgery to fix carpal tunnel syndrome?

Median nerve release. Yes - the carpal ligament is cut which frees up pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This relieves the discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome. Read more...
Yes. Yes, there is surgery that can be done called carpal tunnel release surgery. However, it is usually reserved until after more conservative measures have failed. If you are interested in surgery, you would need to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the details. Read more...
YES here are videos. www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hty1vyrxg. Real footage: surgery video of endoscopic carpal tunnel release using the agee proximal <a href="http://www.Handsurgerypodcast.Com/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel.Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Handsurgerypodcast.Com/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel.Html</a> <a href="<a href="http://www.Handsurgerypodcast.Com/endscopic-carpal-tunnel-video.Html" rel. Read more...
Yes. Surgery can be immensely helpful in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if more conservative measures have failed. Typically, surgery is performed through a small open incision or by means of an endoscopic approach (small camera is inserted). Surgery often works quite well! Read more...
Yes. A carpal tunnel release is a very effective procedure for patients that have failed conservative care. Read more...
Yes. please watch my video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyEVwBXHAL0. Read more...

Is surgery the answer for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Sometimes. Depends upon the severity. Make sure diagnosis is confirmed, often by emg. Try wearing wrist splints- important that they fit correctly (not too tight nor too loose; proper angle). Consult hand surgical specialist with lots of experience in carpal tunnel. Ask them how many of these procedures they have done, and what the results have been. Surgery may be very effective. Read more...
It can be. When the pain, numbness and tingling of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) can not be relieved with oral/injectable steroids, therapy and/or night splints, surgery is the only option. Open, mini-open and endoscopic techniques are available for treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. Read more...
Carpal tunnel. Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if i wait and can conservative treament work ., . Read more...
Varies. Surgery is not the first treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Initial treatments include est, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space and cortisone injection. Surgery is performed if conservative treatment fails. Read more...
Sometimes. For severe carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery is often indicated. For milder cases, splint immobilization and--occasionally--therapy may be helpful. For mild symptoms, splinting can cure the problem outright, but only if worn at nighttime on a consistent basis. Read more...

Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Yes. Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required. Read more...
I can. When carpal tunnel syndrome is mild causes only occasional numbness and tingling in the fingers. Typically the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring. If the symptoms are only every now and then it is merely a nuisance and does not cause any permanent nerve damage. A carpal tunnel release if an option if the symptoms are bothersome. Read more...
Yes. Carpal tunnel release is the most common operation done by hand surgeons and the only proven disease modifying available therapy. Read more...
Carpal tunnel. Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if i wait and can conservative treament work ., . Read more...
Yes. A carpal tunnel release is a very effective procedure for patients that have failed conservative care. Read more...