Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that creates weakness and pain in the wrist, hands or fingers. The carpal tunnel is a literal tunnel or passageway extending from the base of the palm at the wrist joint and into the wrist. The carpal tunnel protects tendons, ligaments and nerves in the hand. Carpal tunnel injections are performed with corticosteroids. Corticosteroids
Prior to a carpal tunnel injection, your doctor may perform a variety of tests, including:
The carpal tunnel injection is relatively painless. You may feel a slight sting as the needle is injected into the site. Your doctor may apply or inject a small amount of topical anesthetic to reduce pain. Following the injection, you may be required to wear a splint, especially at night. You may not begin to feel the effects of the injection for between one to seven days following the injection.