carpal tunnel syndrome treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A common neuropathic pain affecting fingers and hand

Neuropathic pain or pain arising from nerves is a distinct entity! This condition is different from pain from joints, muscle, ligament or tendons. It has been found that around 10-15% people suffer from this “neuropathic pain”. Even many patients suffering from long-standing joint pain also experience from additional neuropathic pain because of sensitization of nerves from the chronicity of pain.

“Neuropathic Pain” typically manifests as tingling, burning, stabbing pain with electric-shock like sensation, pins needle like pain associated with numbness, and increased sensitivity. Many people can correlate with similar symptoms in their day to day life. This neuropathic pain can happen secondary to many disease conditions, nerve compression, trauma/injury and surgery.

One form of “neuropathic pain” is from compression of the nerve at various locations of the body. In that category “carpal tunnel syndrome” is one of the commonest site of nerve compression leading to manifestation of neuropathic pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the commonest compression related neuropathy where the “median nerve” gets compressed below a ligament (Image) at the wrist. The compression once becomes moderate to severe lead to tingling, pins needles type discomfort and pain, especially during activity, work and at night during sleep because during these activities the pressure inside the wrist further builds up and pressure on the median nerve increases leading to more pain.

Many people ask why does it happen? This mostly happen in ladies and in patients with diabetes, hypothyroid, obesity, pregnancy, and rheumatoid arthritis. But it can still happen without these conditions. The course of the nerve is such that it is prone for compression at the wrist.

Many people ignore such symptoms for months to years leading to thinning of hand muscles where their grip become affected. Some people think it is because of cold and weather changes.

Differential Diagnosis

Few other disease process can also mimic like carpal tunnel syndrome and it is essential to rule out clinical examination and tests. They are-

  • Vitamin Deficiency

  • Cervical disc herniation or disc bulge

  • Other nerve compression

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Alcoholic neuropathy

  • Cervical rib or thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Brachial plexopathy


Diagnosis is based on clinical examination, nerve tests, and other tests like MRI or blood tests to rule out other conditions.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

At Neuron Pain Clinic, we utilize “Ultrasound technology” to not only accurately diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome but also cause of the disease. This ultrasound helps in immediate confirming the diagnosis and deciding the further treatment plan.


  • Medication (Nerve specific medications)

  • Stretching exercise

  • Spints at night

  • Ultrasound guided nerve hydrodissection and release

  • Surgery

At Neuron pain Clinic, we provide the latest and effective non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome where with ultrasound guidance, we separate the nerve from the compression and release it leading to immediate and long-lasting pain relief. We have performed highest number of this non-surgical treatment in India and our patients are leading a happy life. Having said this, when the condition is severe and not responding, then surgery is the last resort.


Are you ready to break free from the constraints of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Neuron Pain Clinic is your ally in the journey to a pain-free and fulfilling life. Explore our groundbreaking treatments, backed by science and delivered with care. Take the first step towards a future without Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – because you deserve a life without limits.

Visit Neuron Pain Clinic to learn more about our unique Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatments and schedule a consultation with our expert team. Embrace a pain-free tomorrow with Neuron Pain Clinic!

Dr. Rajendra Sahoo

The Neuron Pain & Spine Clinic is the most advanced pain clinic in Odisha for non-surgical treatment of chronic pain conditions. It offers a range of treatments including spinal, joint, nerve and headache pains as per global best practices.

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