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.