Is surgery a solution for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I am thinking getting an operation for this problem. Are there any medicines for treatment before I go to surgery ? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
only for pain

Detailed Answer:
hi and welcome.
Well, there is no medications which could affect carpal syndrome directly ,there are only painkillers which can reduce pain, or in cases of severe symptoms, corticosteroids can be used or as pills or as injections into carpal tunnel. Warm compresses may be benefical, also avoid excessive typing and manual work.
Wish you good health. Regards
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