Carpal Tunnel Injections
What are Carpal Tunnel Injections?
Carpal Tunnel injections are a treatment used for carpal tunnel syndrome. The injection can provide relief by delivering local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid medications into the area of the median nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel). This procedure may reduce inflammation, resulting in long-term pain relief.
Who is a good candidate for carpal tunnel injection?
If you feel that the pain or other symptoms in your hand and wrist are affecting your quality of life, you may be a good candidate for carpal tunnel injections.
Additionally, if your symptoms have been present for more than six months and more conservative treatments (such as medication, brace, or physical therapy) haven’t helped, you should discuss your options with your doctor.