Carpal Tunnel Injection

A carpal tunnel injection is a corticosteroid injection into the carpel tunnel area of the wrist.

  • Call Your Doctor


    After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
    • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    A carpal tunnel injection is a corticosteroid injection into the carpel tunnel area of the wrist.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure


    The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand.
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    occurs when this nerve is squeezed at the wrist as it runs through the carpel tunnel. This results in pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness in your hand and wrist. Pain may also radiate up your arm.

    Steroid injections into the carpel tunnel area can help improve symptoms for three months or longer. You may not need further treatment.

  • Possible Complications


    Complications are rare, but no procedure is risk-free. Your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

    • Infection
    • No improvement in symptoms