Healthy Living

The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel

Final thoughts

After the physician has exhausted the options of medications, splints, and cortisone injections, he or she may decide that surgery is the only option. If surgery is chosen, then a surgeon will open up the carpal tunnel in order to relieve any pressure on the median nerve. Following this procedure, which is call carpal tunnel release, the relief is generally immediate. Carpal tunnel release surgery can typically be done on an outpatient basis as either an endoscopic procedure or surgical procedure.



Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Treatment – Best Medical Practice (n.d.). [Web]. In My Carpal Tunnel. Retrieved on 09/18/2017 from:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (n.d.). [Web]. In American College of Rheumatology. Retrieved on 09/18/2017 from:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (n.d.). [Web]. In Arthritis Foundation. Retrieved on 09/18/2017 from:

Donahue, M. (2017, September 8). People With Rheumatoid Arthritis Face the Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. [Web]. US News. Retrieved from:

Hand and Wrist Surgery (n.d.). [Web]. In Rheumatoid Retrieved on 09/18/2017 from: