- Wrist & Hand
Carpal Tunnel Release
Tingling (paraesthesia) affecting the fingers is often due to compression of one of the large nerves (the median nerve) as it passes through the wrist and into the hand (carpal tunnel syndrome). Symptoms are typically worse at night and may be exacerbated driving, typing or using the telephone. In severe cases, the strength of the thumb muscles may be affected.
These symptoms can be addressed by releasing the nerve as it passes through the wrist into the hand. This minor procedure can be done as a day case under local anaesthetic.