Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works

10 min Painless Procedure – Local Anesthesia – Low Cost

Delaying Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Can Lead to Permanent Nerve Damage and Hand Weakness.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

I am Omaha’s leading carpal tunnel specialist for non-surgical and minimally invasive carpal tunnel treatments. I have designed this website for my patients and those interested in learning more about carpal tunnel syndrome treatments that work and those that don’t work.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of a compressed median nerve at the wrist. The most common symptoms of median nerve compression include hand tingling, numbness, and pain. In severe cases, hand muscles by the thumb atrophy, causing hand weakness and difficulty grasping objects. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms, you don’t want to wait for them to get worse in order to be evaluated by an orthopedic hand surgeon. The longer you wait, the more you risk permanent nerve damage. I can assess the severity of your median nerve compression and evaluate your carpal tunnel syndrome. Afterward, I can recommend an appropriate treatment plan tailored to your needs.

I am deeply committed to caring for my patients how I would care for my family. In my practice, patient care and satisfaction are of utmost importance. I pride myself on an unparalleled attentiveness to my patients and the art of orthopedic hand surgery. Thank you for visiting my website, and I look forward to meeting you. 

Kayvon D. Izadi MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Non-Surgical Treatments

Conservative treatments such as a wrist brace and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can help with temporary pain relief. They treat the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. But, they don’t treat the underlying causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. As such, it is no surprise that most patients eventually require carpal tunnel release surgery. Carpal tunnel surgery aims to prevent permanent hand disability by relieving pressure on the median nerve at the wrist.   

For patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, non-surgical therapy is considered a reasonable first option with successful outcomes ranging from 20% to 93%. Although there are many non-operative treatments, only three are effective and supported by scientific studies:

  • Wearing a wrist splint or a wrist brace at night and during daily activities
  • A cortisone injection into the carpal tunnel
  • Oral steroids (less effective than cortisone injection)
Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Omaha, Nebraska. Minimally Invasive. Dr. Izadi.

​Surgical scar after minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery performed by Dr. Izadi

Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery refers to the surgical technique employing the smallest incision possible. It is performed in 10 min, under local anesthesia, allowing the return to work the same day for most patients with minimal post-operative restrictions.

This technique involves a single, 1 to 1.5 cm (0.4 to 0.6 inch) incision and utilizes special surgical instruments to cut the transverse carpal ligament. This technique has the advantages of both open carpal tunnel surgery and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. 

10 min Carpal Tunnel Treatment

The average time from the moment you enter the procedure room and walk out is 10 min. You even get to choose music to listen to during the procedure.

No General Anesthesia

Dr. Izadi will perform your carpal tunnel release under a local anesthetic. You don’t have to fast, and you can drive yourself to and from the hospital.

One Small Cut and a Bandaid

One small incision means faster healing and recovery. You can resume your daily activities with minimal restrictions.

Low Cost – Long Term Relief

No anesthesiologist, medical clearance tests, and after-surgery hospitalization significantly lower your medical costs.

Wide Awake Hand Surgery

Wide awake hand surgery is surgery of the hand that is performed without sedation, without a tourniquet, and without general anesthesia.  

This new surgical approach involves injecting local anesthetic around specific nerves in the hand and wrist. There is no need for general anesthesia, pre- and post-surgical hospitalization, and the associated risks, expenses, and inconveniences. Immediately after wide awake hand surgery, you can simply walk out of the operating room, go home, or back to work – just like you would after a dental procedure. 

Wide Awake hand surgery reduces medical costs and time away from work. The technique is safe, effective, efficient, and cost-effective, and results in high patient and surgeon satisfaction.

Mrs. Carolyn Sonderman talks about her experience with minimally invasive carpal tunnel release and wide awake surgery.