Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes tingling or weakness primarily in your hand. Carpal tunnel release surgery is a short, simple procedure to help reduce pressure on the nerve and reliably eliminate the condition.

The nerve passes through the carpal tunnel, a canal in the wrist that also carries all the tendons of the hand. If the pressure rises within the canal , the nerve is squeezed and becomes trapped.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can happen at any age.  It can be aggravated by performing repetitive tasks with the hand and wrist such as computer keyboard and mouse use. One or both hands can be affected and symptoms can be worse at night, disturbing sleep.

Nerve conduction study

A nerve conduction study is a test that measures how fast signals are transmitted through your nerves. During the test, electrodes are placed on your hand and wrist, and a small electrical current is used to stimulate the nerves in the finger, wrist and sometimes the elbow. The results from the test indicate how much damage there is to your nerves.  Nerve conduction studies are usually performed in hospital and take about 10 minutes. They’re generally not very painful, but may be uncomfortable.

Treatment

Wearing a splint on the wrist at night can relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. Short-term relief can also be gained from an injection of a steroid. Using appropriate keyboards and trackball mouse devices while doing computer work can also relieve symptoms. However, if symptoms persist , the gold standard is surgical release to provide long term relief.

Costings

We offer a private Carpal Tunnel service to which you can refer your patients, or your patients can refer themselves.

The costs are as follows:

Option1 – £275

Nerve conduction test to confirm Carpal tunnel syndrome

Consultation with surgeon

Injection if needed

Follow up post injection

Option 2 – £720 (in addition to the £275 already paid for option 1)

Consultation with surgeon

Surgery

Follow up post Surgery

What happens next?

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Please contact our Clinic Manager, Maria Flint, on 01623 624137 or fill in the contact form below. All enquiries and bookings are handled in complete confidence by our Clinic Manager. Unfortunately we are unable to see any patients under the age of 18.





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