Soft Tssue (Overuse) Injury

Q: Is surgery usually the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), or should a non-surgical intervention be considered?

A: CTS is a common complication in people who use wheelchairs. There are several possible treatments for CTS, usually starting with non-surgical options like wrist splints and resting, anti-inflammatory medications, and then progressing to surgery if all else fails. CTS will not improve if the repetitive wrist movements do not decrease.