Is Surgery an Effective Option in Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Surgical procedures have evolved over time to release carpal tunnel nerve pressure by permanently severing the ligament that supports the tunnel. However, the long-term success rate of such a procedure is low, as it fails to address the source and origin of the pain. Obviously, the carpal tunnel does not arbitrarily shrink on its own accord. Therefore, increasing the size of the tunnel only provides temporary relief as the tendons will expand again. As well, post-surgical scar tissue can also impede wrist and nerve function, resulting in additional nerve pressure.