Carpal tunnel release is the surgical procedure used to treat patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. This is, however, taken as a last course of action when other non-surgical methods to treat the pain on the wrist or hand are not working.
If you’re feeling some pain, tingling in the fingers, and numbness in your hand and wrist, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition happens when there is pressure on the median nerve, which runs through the carpal tunnel.
The carpal tunnel is made of bones, tendons, and ligaments. Because it’s a narrow and rigid path, any type of swelling and inflammation of these structures may easily squeeze and pinch the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects 3 to 6 percent of the adult population, according to the American Family Physician.
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