Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition which is generally caused by entrapment of median nerve in the wrist that results in the squeezing or pinching of your median nerve. Carpel tunnel is a narrow passage of ligaments and bones on the palm side of your wrist.
After carpel tunnel surgery, your doctor will give a detailed set of instructions to follow for healing of wound and speedy recovery after the surgery. These instructions are listed and discussed briefly in this article. Read the article to know about post surgery care for speedy recovery and how to manage pain.
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.
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.
Carpal tunnel pain develops slowly. In the beginning, you're likely to notice it at night or when you wake up in the morning. The pain due to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) might feel like sensation of pins or needles similar to the sensation you have when your hand falls asleep.