Relieve Hand Pain with Carpal Tunnel Surgery in MA & RI
If you often experience numbness, tingling or pain in your wrists or hands, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel occurs when the nerve is pinched under a connective tissue band in the wrist. This condition is very common and is usually seen in those who use repetitive motions in their jobs or activities, such as a typist, dental hygienist or athlete.
At Southcoast Health, we offer treatment for this condition through carpal tunnel surgery (or carpal tunnel release) to relieve your symptoms and restore hand and wrist function. Our orthopedists may recommend carpal tunnel surgery in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island if you’ve seen prolonged symptoms or if nonsurgical treatments like physical therapy, splints or medication haven’t worked.
What to Expect from Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal tunnel surgery can be an open or minimally invasive endoscopic procedure. When you come to one of our nearby health centers for carpal tunnel surgery in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford, or Wareham, MA, one of our orthopedic surgeons will repair the carpal ligament to relieve pressure.
Recovery can range anywhere from two to 12 months. After the surgery, expect to wear a brace for a few weeks, and you’ll be able to return to work or daily activities soon. We will recommend hand therapy to help you regain full function.
If you are wondering whether carpal tunnel surgery is the right treatment for you, the orthopedic team at Southcoast is here to help. We will be with you every step of the way through your procedure and recovery. Find a doctor at a location near you, and contact us to schedule an appointment.
As part of our orthopedic services, Southcoast Health provides carpal tunnel surgery in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford and Wareham, MA, as well as surrounding areas of RI, through St. Luke’s Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital and Tobey Hospital.