An accurate history and examination is usually sufficient to make a diagnosis. You may need to go for an X-ray if, an underlying bone problem is suspected. Your doctor may order a nerve test, called EMG, to confirm an abnormality of the nerve.
If the symptoms are mild, you may be given conservative treatment such as:
- Lifestyle modifications to reduce repetitive activity
- Oral medication
- Night splinting
- Hand therapy and nerve gliding exercises
- Steroid injection into the carpal tunnel
If the symptoms are more severe and persistent, you may be required to undergo minor surgery at day surgery clinics. Post operation
hand rehabilitation is also available.