Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, there will be symptoms of tingling, numbness and pain in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Surgery is done to decompress the nerve, and may be performed under local or general anaesthetic. Relief from symptoms may be immediate, or there may be slow improvement over many weeks and months. While surgery usually gives long term benefit, the condition can recur.