If symptoms are mild or intermittent, non-operative treatment is attempted first. This involves:
» managing and treating risk factors (thyroid, arthritis)
» modifying activities (ergonomics, grip, repetitive wrist motion)
» wearing a proper splint during certain activities and at night
» desensitizing the Median nerve
» reducing Median nerve inflammation
» physical therapy
If symptoms are severe or constant, Carpal Tunnel Release surgery will be necessary to rapidly relieve pressure on the nerve and prevent or limit any permanent damage.