Your fingers and thumb get severely affected due to the pain in carpal tunnel syndrome. You should try to keep your affected fingers in a stable position to help reduce the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome or another repetitive strain injury. Besides, you should also take frequent breaks when working on a desk or a computer.
Stretching exercises of the muscles surrounding the wrist can help in reviving the condition of tendons which pass through the carpal tunnel and can help in maintaining good health of the tendons. These exercises can help in easing the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and if followed earlier can help in preventing it too.
During a carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve is compressed within the tunnel by overuse of your wrist and fingers or by trauma to your hand resulting in pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Recovery exercises help you in improving your range of motion, nerve gliding, strengthening and desensitization.
Most of the cases of carpal tunnel surgery are done on an outpatient basis and it’s not painful at all. The surgery is performed either under general anaesthesia, which puts you to sleep, or under local anaesthesia, which numbs your hand and arm. You might be given a light sedative through an intravenous line.
Like with any surgery, there are possible complications of carpal tunnel surgery. While the chances of these complications to get severe are small, but you should nevertheless understand the possible risks before going for the surgery.