Hand, Wrist and Elbow Treatment
Maintaining the pain-free use of our hands, wrists and elbows is essential to daily activities. That’s why our orthopedic surgeons have completed specialized training and/or advanced certifications in hand and wrist surgery, offering you excellent clinical care. From arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome to fractures and injuries, our musculoskeletal specialists are committed to helping restore complex anatomy and function so you can return quickly to living the life you love.
Carpal tunnel treatment options
- Wearing a splint at night. Avoid sleeping on your wrists and place warm and cold compresses on the affected area. If nighttime splinting doesn’t help, you may need to wear the splint during the day, too.
- Medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, can help.
- Ergonomic devices, including specialized keyboards, computer mouse, cushioned mouse pads. You may also consider occupational therapy to help with proper positioning of frequently used items.
- Carpal tunnel release surgery, which “releases” the ligament that is pressing on the nerve. The success of the surgery depends on how long the nerve has been compressed and the severity of the compression.
Take the first step
Schedule an appointment with a CHI Franciscan specialist. Find an orthopedic surgeon near you or attend a free health talk to meet a doctor on our team and have your questions answered.