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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment in Lafayette, LA

For patients in Lafayette, LA, who deal with carpal tunnel syndrome, the pain in the hand and wrist can be excruciating.  At Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette, surgeons are very skilled at performing procedures to treat carpal tunnel syndrome on the hand and wrist to relieve pain and restore function.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on nerves that run through the wrist. A carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis is made when patient symptoms include tingling or numbness of the hands and fingers. This includes a radiating pain from the wrist upwards, and a sense of weakness in the hands.

Benefits of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

  • Restore the area
  • Allow patients to return to normal functioning

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Procedure

Non-surgical options include:

  • Avoiding positions that over-extend your wrist
  • Wrist splints
  • Pain medication and medications to reduce inflammation
  • Steroid injections into your carpal tunnel area to reduce inflammation

Surgical options are typically reserved for more severe cases where nerve damage is evident and non-surgical treatments have been ineffective. Your surgeon will detail the most appropriate course of action for you during your consultation.

If surgery is deemed necessary, the procedure involves cutting the ligament at the top of the carpal tunnel, referred to as carpal tunnel release surgery. By releasing the ligament, pressure on the median nerve is relieved. In some cases, this surgery ultimately resolves the condition.

Preparing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

The first week after the procedure, you will most likely have to wear a splint or bandage of some kind. You may have to undergo physical therapy or carry out special arm exercises in the weeks following the procedure.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Recovery

After your surgery, elevate your hand to minimize swelling and stiffness.  While you can use your hand, you should avoid any activities that cause discomfort. Full recovery may take six months or longer during which time you may still have some weakness and mild discomfort.

What Does Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cost?

We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.

Why Choose Plastic Surgery Associates

  • We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
  • Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
  • We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.