When the symptoms are still mild, treatment may include:
- Medication such as vitamin B6 and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs
- Minimising wrist movement
- Oral diuretics or steroid injections to reduce the swelling of the tissues
- Splints or braces to relieve the pain
Surgery to divide the fibres (Transverse Carpal Ligament) that press down on the nerve may be helpful. The surgery is often done under local anaesthesia. Keyhole or ‘Minimally Invasive Surgery’, with its advantages of a small incision and shorter recovery, may be offered.