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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median nerve compression, is a condition which affects the hand. The median nerve is located on the palm side of your hand which is also known as the carpal tunnel. The median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to the thumb, the index finger, and parts of the ring finger. The nerve is responsible for the muscle going to the thumb. Carpal tunnel Syndrome is usually accompanied by sensations of pain, tingling, burning or swelling in the palm of the hands and may extend to the first three fingers of the hand and the thumb. 

Occasionally, individuals also report a feeling like there is a swelling in the hand even when no swelling is present. People with carpal tunnel syndrome commonly experience weakness in the affected hand and face difficulty with regular tasks like picking up small objects. This condition can have a huge impact on a person's lifestyle and in severe cases, if left untreated, damage to the median nerve can lead to permanent loss of movement in the hand. 

If you have signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, better not avoid the condition and visit an expert orthopedic doctor for carpal tunnel treatment in India.

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    Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Thyroid dysfunction

    Fractures or trauma to the wrist


    Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis

    Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause

    Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Numbness, tingling, and pain in your thumb and the first three fingers of your hand

    Pain and burning that travels up your arm

    Weakness in the muscles of the hand

    Wrist pain at night that interferes with sleep

    Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


    A doctor can diagnose a carpal tunnel syndrome by doing a physical examination and tests called nerve conduction studies. The physical examination may include a thorough evaluation of your hand, shoulder, wrist, neck or any other parts that can cause pressure in the nerve. The doctor may also check if there are any tenderness or swelling in the wrist. The doctor may further check the sensation of the fingers and the strength of the muscles in your hand.


    To relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, an orthopedic doctor performs a surgery called Carpal Tunnel Release surgery. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to reduce pain, swelling and pressure on the median nerve. This surgery is performed in a hospital operating room under the influence of general or local anaesthesia on an outpatient basis. During the surgery, the orthopedic surgeon makes 1 or 2 small incisions, about ½ inch each, in the palm or wrist area. These small incisions will result in very small scars, which in most cases are unnoticeable.

    An endoscope is inserted through one incision. The endoscope has a camera on its end, which allows the doctor to look for any pathology or anomaly. The endoscope presents an image on the television screen that allows the surgeon to see the inside of the hand or wrist directly. The doctor may insert surgical instruments through the second incision to cut the transverse carpal ligament and thus releasing the pressure on the median nerve by expanding the carpal tunnel. After the ligament is cut, the incisions are closed by dissolvable sutures. Carpal tunnel release surgery is much less traumatic to the joint, muscles ligaments, and tissues than the conventional carpal tunnel surgery that is performed with long incisions.

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    Frequently   Asked Questions

    The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist which is made up of the carpal bones and ligaments which connect the pillars of the arch. The median nerve passes through the tunnel and provides sensation to your thumb, index finger, middle finger and the thumb side of the ring finger.

    An orthopedic specialist will suggest a carpal tunnel release only when-

    • The nonsurgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome fail to provide relief from the pain and other symptoms.
    • The muscles of the hands or wrists are weak and actually getting smaller because of the severe pinching of the median nerve.
    • The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome have lasted 6 months or longer with no relief.
    • Severe carpal tunnel symptoms that are causing serious complications.

    After carpal tunnel release surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will tell you what to expect and what all you can do and cannot do. Common post-operative guidelines after carpal tunnel release include:

    • Elevate your hand above heart level to help reduce swelling.
    • Wear a splint 
    • Use ice packs at the surgical area to reduce swelling.
    • Keep the surgical area clean and dry and cover the area properly to keep it dry when bathing.
    • Go for physiotherapy to restore wrist strength.
    • Eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking to promote healing.
    • When can I go back to work after carpal tunnel surgery? 

    Most people take about a week but the time you should take off work after surgery mainly depends on the type of your job. If your job involves manual or high repetitive activities or work for a longer period of time, consider taking a few weeks of break after your surgery. 

    Carpal tunnel syndrome generally affects the index finger, the thumb, and the middle fingers. The trouble particularly worsens during the night. Middle-aged women suffer more from the condition.

    • Delaying or avoiding surgery for carpal tunnel release can worsen the severity of the condition and you may experience a progression of the current symptoms and may experience severe pain and reduced hand motion. Patients are suggested to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration. To consult our orthopedic surgeons for carpal tunnel syndrome in India, give us a call to make an appointment at our orthopedic clinic in India. 

    Nonsurgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome can often provide relief for mild cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. If no relief is found after 4 to 6 weeks, it is time to visit an orthopedic doctor. The orthopedic doctor might recommend surgery which is the only treatment that can deliver permanent relief from pain and other symptoms associated with the condition. Surgery is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome when everything else fails. To book your appointment at Pristyn Care, the best clinic for carpal tunnel release in India, call us at our number.


    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which pain, tingling and numbness occurs in the hands and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common problem that affects the hands of people. This condition occurs when the media nerve – one of the major nerves – gets squeezed or compressed while passing through the wrist. The median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to the thumb, index, and the middle fingers. This health condition was first identified in the mid 1800s.
    Read More There are 9 tendons which help in bending the fingers and the thumb. These tendons are known as flexor tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tunnel becomes narrow and the flexor tendons nearby swells up. This puts pressure on the median nerve leading to carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Facts on Carpal tunnel syndrome:

    • Heredity is the most common factor leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. Small carpal tunnels may run in the heredity of a family. If your parents have carpal tunnel syndrome, you are likely to suffer from it too.
    • Medical conditions such as thyroid issues, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
    • Diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is very important. If not treated on time, it can damage the muscles of the hand permanently.
    • Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Signs and symptoms of CTS:

    The symptoms are always in connection with the nerve path and the compression of the median nerve. When the hand loses all senses, the hand is considered to ‘fall asleep’. Other symptoms include:
    • Pain and burning sensation that travels from wrist to the arm
    • Wrist pain the increases when the person is asleep
    • Weakness in the muscles of the hand
    • Numbness and tingling in the thumb and the middle fingers
    • A person with CTS may feel the need to shake out the hand

    Causes of CTS:

    The pain of the carpal tunnel is due to excess pressure on the median nerve. The most common cause of CTS is often an underlying condition that leads to swelling of the wrist. Sometimes, even obstructed blood flow can cause the pain. Other causes include:
    • Diabetes
    • Thyroid retention
    • High blood pressure
    • Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis
    • Fractures or trauma to the wrist
    • Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause

    CTS may also be the result of :

    • Constant positioning of your wrists of the mouse or keyboard for long hours
    • Exposure to vibrations from using power tools
    • Repeated movement that overextends your wrist

    Who is at risk for CTS?

    People who are related to activities or jobs that involve repetitive finger use are at higher risk of CTS. Other risk factors include:
    • Heredity (smaller carpal tunnels can run in families)
    • Alcoholism
    • Pregnancy
    • Hemodialysis (a process where the blood is filtered)
    • Arthritic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout
    • Thyroid gland hormone imbalance (hypothyroidism)
    • Wrist fracture and dislocation
    • Hand or wrist deformity
    • Diabetes
    • A mass (tumor) in the carpal tunnel
    • Older age
    • Amyloid deposits (an abnormal protein)


    The problem of CTS is diagnosed by an orthopedic doctor. The doctor examines the hands, shoulders, arms, and the neck to find out the underlying cause of the pain. The doctor may rule out other conditions too that mimic CTS. He or she would further diagnose the hand for any tenderness, swelling or dislocation. The doctor may recommend you to undergo X-rays and other imaging tests to reveal if there is any fracture or arthritis which can damage the nerve. The doctor may ask you to do an ultrasound to see if there is any abnormal size of the median nerve. To check the anatomy of the wrist, you might be recommended to do a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In electromyography, a fine needle is inserted into a muscle and the electrical activity viewed on a screen can determine the severity of damage to the median nerve.


    Non-surgical treatments

    • Splinting – A splint is worn at night for initial treatment.
    • Avoiding activities that may provoke pressure – Avoid prolonged hours of activities which put pressure on the hand and provoke the symptoms. Give your hand some rest.
    • Icing – If the swelling is visible and the hand is red, try applying ice packs.
    • OTC drugs – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonprescription pain relievers, may provide short-term relief from the pain in the wrist and hand.
    • Therapies – Therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic have benefited many people from the pain. But, this relief is temporary and not long lastin


    There are two major types of surgeries done to release carpal tunnel syndrome: Open surgery – This is the traditional process of surgery. The orthopedic surgeon in this method, makes an incision up to 2 inches in the wrist. After that, the surgeon cuts the carpal ligament to enlarge the tunnel. The doctor generally uses local anesthesia to carry out the process and the surgery is done on an outpatient basis. Endoscopic surgery – The surgeon makes minute incisions on the palm and the wrist. Through the incisions, a camera is inserted which is attached to a tube. Through the camera, the surgeon observes the ligament, and tendons on the monitor. Factors such as age of the patient, duration of the symptoms and severity of the injury determines the success or failure of the surgery.


    • People at the workplace can perform stretching exercises in between work or take short breaks and give the hand some rest.
    • Wearing fingerless gloves can help the hand stay flexible.
    • Workstations can be redesigned to support rest to the wrists of the employees.

    Ayurvedic tips for CTS:

    • Apply Mahanarayana taila (herbal oil) on the wrist and palm.
    • Do gentle wrist movements after applying the oil.
    • Practice heat therapy
    • You can take salt heat therapy. Tie salt in a cloth, heat it on a pan and apply in your hand.
    • Health and lifestyle management
    • Do not smoke or consume too much alcohol
    • Take care of basic health
    • Eat balanced diet
    • Do regular exercises to keep the body fit and flexible
    • Keep a check on your diabetes and arthritis

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