When the symptoms are still mild, treatment may include:
- Medication (eg. vitamin B6 and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Reducing wrist movement
- Oral steroid medication or steroid injections to reduce the swelling of tissues
- Splints or braces to relieve pain
Carpal tunnel release is a surgery that divides the transverse carpal ligament (fibres on the palm near the wrist) pressing down on the nerve and is often done under local anaesthesia. This can be done as a keyhole surgery which only requires a small cut. This will result in quicker recovery as compared to the traditional open surgery.