Carpal Tunnel Steroid Injection

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Carpal Tunnel Steroid Injections

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a relatively common condition which occurs when pressure is placed on the nerves which run from the arm to the fingers. When the nerve becomes constricted, the patient experiences numbness or tingling in the hands.

The first line of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is medication. If medication does not relieve the pain, numbness and tingling, steroid injections can be beneficial and provides a progression between treatment methods before turning to surgery.

The patient is typically seated during the procedure and given local anaesthetic to numb the wrist. A syringe filled with steroids is inserted into the carpal tunnel and the steroid is injected into the area. The entire procedure usually takes half an hour.