Mr Jeremy Read
MBBS, BSc, MSc (Sports Medicine), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon
NHS Secretary 01923 217155      Private Secretary 07565 446713
No treatment. Some cases of CTS especially those related to pregnancy may resolve with no
treatment, particularly after the baby is born.

Night splints. A removable splint used at night can help relieve symptoms in many cases, without the
need for more treatment.

Steroid injection. An injection of a steroid into the space of the carpal tunnel can help to relieve
swelling or inflammation around the tendons that may be compressing the nerve. This may only be a
temporary relief.

Carpal tunnel release. A surgical procedure to release the fibrous roof of the carpal tunnel which
takes the pressure off the nerve by creating more space.
Carpal Tunnel Treatments