Lewis Plastic Surgery
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Midlothian, VA 23113
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I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Is Surgery My Only Option?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you suffering from the painful, debilitating effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Dr. Lewis isn’t just a highly skilled plastic surgeon; he is also a talented hand surgeon, experienced in treating a variety of hand problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you have this syndrome, call and schedule a consultation to learn about your treatment options. Surgery isn’t the only option. We offer both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that arises when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the “carpal tunnel” of the wrist. This can lead to pain, numbness, and weakness of the hand. Patients most often experience the effects in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers, but it may radiate across the hand and even up the arm.

What Are My Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

We typically start with non-surgical options to try and find a solution that will relieve your discomfort. We have several non-surgical options available, including:

  • Splinting the Wrist
  • Steroid Injections
  • Hand Therapy

If these non-surgical options don’t work, Dr. Lewis may recommend surgery. He often performs a less invasive procedure known as endoscopic carpal tunnel release. A small incision is made on the distal forearm near the wrist, through which the carpal ligament is released. This approach often leads to less postoperative pain and downtime. Many patients return to full activity in less than a week, although some residual pain may remain for a few weeks longer. If surgery is your best choice, Dr. Lewis will explain your options and the procedure in more detail.

Which Treatment Option Is Best for Me?

If you’re struggling with the pain and weakness of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lewis. A highly skilled hand surgeon, he can explain your treatment options and formulate a plan to restore function and comfort to your hand and arm. Non-surgical options are often highly effective but, if surgery is needed, you can rest easy knowing that the recovery process is fairly minimal.

Don’t live with pain and discomfort any longer. Dr. Lewis can help you treat your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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