If you have carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions of the hand, you might be trying to put off the corrective surgery that you need. Going through surgery can be scary even when it is a minor procedure. In addition, you will have to take time off from work and activities to heal after the surgery. However, there are some excellent reasons not to put off treatment.
Symptoms Will Get Worse
If you have numbness, tingling, or pain in your hand, these symptoms are likely only going to get worse without treatment. While you may be putting off surgery to get through a busy time at the office, your symptoms could become so severe that you are unable to perform your duties in any case. As symptoms worsen, so too will your pain level increase.
You Will Lose Strength
If you don’t get the corrective hand surgery that you need, you could lose significant strength in your hand. If your hand becomes too weak, you may need weeks or months of physical therapy after surgery to strengthen it back to normal. If you want a faster recovery, little downtime, and little physical therapy, you should have your hand surgery as soon as it is deemed necessary.
Loss of Hand Control
If problems like carpal tunnel become too severe, it could cause you to lose control of your hand. You may find yourself dropping objects, being unable to grip objects to pick them up, or lose track of where your hand is in relation to an object. This loss of control over your hand can be detrimental to your career and other activities, and it can only be regained through surgery and physical therapy.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel or another hand condition, you should not put off the treatment. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.