A splint can be prescribed, which will lift your wrist and let you use your fingers and thumb. This aims to widen the carpal tunnel and reduce your symptoms. The splint should be worn for most of the day and definitely at night. You may need to wear it for up to 3 months.
Steroid injections are performed with a little local anaesthetic. You will then be reviewed in a few weeks to assess the response to treatment. This can be an effective treatment for symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.