Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Pain, numbness and other carpal tunnel symptoms can take a toll on your sleep and your life. You deserve relief.

At Cedars-Sinai, our skilled hand surgeons perform more hand procedures than anyone else in Los Angeles. For our patients, this experience means better outcomes, innovative care practices and life on their terms.

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The carpal tunnel is a passageway through the wrist. It holds tendons and the median nerve, one of the hand's major nerves.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome appear if the median nerve is squeezed as it passes through the carpal tunnel.

Our Approach to Carpal Tunnel Treatment

At the medical offices of our Hand Surgery Program, you get all the care you need in one location. From your initial appointment through surgery and hand therapy, fixing nagging carpal tunnel symptoms has never been easier.

We also offer:

Expert Hand Specialists

Our hand surgeons have an extra hand surgery certification that’s above and beyond the training required to be a specialist. They also train other doctors to be hand surgeons. Los Angeles Magazine and Super Doctors have identified some of our surgeons as among the best doctors in Los Angeles.

Advanced Treatments

Our hand specialists improve hand care through research and clinical trials. Their efforts have led to many advances, including safer and less invasive carpal tunnel release surgeries.

On-Site Hand Therapists

Hand therapy is an important part of the procedure's success. Our hand therapists are down the hall from your surgeon, so it's easy for them to discuss and adjust your care plan. This location also makes appointments more convenient and productive for you.

How to Cure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many carpal tunnel treatments that can provide relief. What's best for you depends on your symptoms and health. If carpal tunnel doesn't improve with nonsurgical treatments, you may need carpal tunnel release surgery.

Nonsurgical treatments may include:

  • Changes to your workspace such as adjusting your keyboard's position
  • Exercises to stretch and strengthen the hand
  • Splinting to stabilize your wrist and ease nerve compression
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines taken by mouth or injected into the affected area

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

We offer a minimally invasive surgery that results in less scarring and pain. Patients can also get back to work and everyday activities faster than after traditional open carpal tunnel release surgery.

Get Help or Make an Appointment

To learn more or make an appointment, call or send a message to the Hand Surgery team.

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