The question as to whether carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms(CTSS) are permanent is one that many sufferers and their loved ones ask their doctors and people around them. Unfortunately though, not everyone gets the answer they would love to hear. In this article, you will find the answer and how you can treat any extreme of carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS).
As you may already know, wrist numbness syndrome symptoms begin to show themselves as a result of a squeeze, twist and/ or compression to the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel around the wrist area. When this occurs, it could result in pain, paresthesias, and sometimes weakness in the median nerve distribution of the individual being affected.
The answer as to whether CTS is permanent or not is: no it isn’t. In fact, CTSS can be treated in a number of ways depending on how bad the given case is. All that needs to be done to treat it is to open up the compressed median nerve. This can be done using one or more of the following:
Stretching CTS, as it is sometimes called for short, can be treated by stretching the wrist. However, not many people know how to stretch the muscles of the wrist the right way in order to treat CTS. If this is the case for you, you may want to visit your doctor to show you how this can be done effectively.
Immobilizing braces Wrist braces, otherwise known as rigid splints, can help limit numbness of fingers, the hand and other affected area by keeping the wrist straight and limiting its movement. There is also what is referred to as night splints which are designed to help patients sleep at night.
Corticosteroid injections Local corticosteroid injections are used to provide temporary relief from wrist tunnel syndrome symptoms. Notice the word “temporary”. This means the patient only gets off the pain for a short time. Hence, this will only be good for a short period of time.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery and Ultrasound
Carpal tunnel release surgery is one that is used to completely eliminate the symptoms of carpal tunnel. On the other hand, ultrasound treatment uses sound waves to treat the illness like it is used in treating other forms of illnesses.
There are other CTS syndrome treatments, such as surgery and some over the counter medication for temporary pain relief. However, keep in mind that the bottom line of all these is to highlight whether the illness is permanent or not.
That said, since there are all these CTS syndrome treatment, especially the surgery to release the median nerve, it can be concluded that carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are not permanent.
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