Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery & How POSMC Can Help

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common and painful condition that affects millions of people around the world. The condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed due to the narrowing of the carpal tunnel. This can lead to numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected hand and wrist, making it difficult for patients to perform everyday tasks such as typing or grasping objects.

In this blog post, we will discuss the symptoms, treatment options, and surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. We will also highlight how POSMC, a leading orthopedic group in North Texas, can help patients manage their condition and find relief from their symptoms.


The most common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. Patients may also experience a feeling of weakness or heaviness in the affected hand, which can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks such as gripping objects or typing on a computer. In some cases, patients may also experience shooting pains that travel up into the forearm and elbow.


There are several treatment options available for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, depending on the severity of the condition. Non-surgical options such as wrist splints, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications can help alleviate symptoms and reduce inflammation in the affected nerve. However, if the patient’s symptoms are severe or persistent, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the median nerve.


Carpal Tunnel surgery, also known as carpal tunnel release (CTR), is a common procedure that involves cutting the ligament that is compressing the median nerve to relieve the pressure and restore function to the hand and wrist. The procedure can be performed as an outpatient surgery, and patients can usually return to work and normal activities within several weeks.

How can POSMC help?

At POSMC, our experienced hand and wrist specialists can diagnose and treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome using the latest technologies and techniques available. We understand that each patient’s condition is unique, and we work closely with our patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their individual needs and goals.

Our team of orthopedic surgeons has performed thousands of Carpal Tunnel releases, and we use minimally invasive approaches whenever possible to reduce patients’ recovery time and minimize scarring. We also offer a wide range of non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and wrist splints to help our patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people around the world. However, with the right diagnosis and treatment, patients can find relief from their symptoms and regain function in their hand and wrist. If you are experiencing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s important to seek medical attention from a qualified hand and wrist specialist.

At POSMC, our team of orthopedic specialists has the expertise and technology to provide patients with the highest quality care and treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Whether you require surgery or non-surgical treatments, our goal is to help you find relief from your symptoms and get back to doing the things you love. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you manage your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Dr. Michelle Zeidan

Elbow, Hand and Wrist
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Dr. Thanh Le

Elbow, Hand and Wrist
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Dr. Earl R. Lund

Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist
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