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What happens after carpal tunnel surgery?

After Carpal Tunnel Release surgery your wrist will likely be in a heavy bandage or a splint for 1 to 2 weeks. Your surgeon may have you sleep with your hands elevated to decrease swelling.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually manifests as tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand. Some people may have pain in their arm between their hand and their elbow. Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. 

This can be caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your forearm to your hand, along with several tendons through a small passageway in the palm side of your wrist called the carpal tunnel.