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You are having Carpal tunnel syndrome
, there must be continuous and not responding symptoms of pain and signs of nerve
compression due to arthritis
You should understand that nerve compression causes symptoms as well as muscle wasting and weakness of grip.
Look arthritis is long standing disease but if it is causing nerve compression and not responding to other form of therapy then surgery is the only option left.
Release of the transverse carpal ligament is known as "carpal tunnel release" surgery
Please discuss with your surgeon before taking a decision.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.