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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pathway

Get your tests

You may have tests and assessments to help find the cause of your symptoms, evaluate the seriousness of your carpal tunnel syndrome, and to check for other health problems. Getting help early can help reverse carpal tunnel syndrome or keep it from getting worse.

Blood tests

  • You usually don’t need blood tests for carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Your healthcare provider may ask you to have blood tests done to see what may be causing your carpal tunnel syndrome or to rule out other conditions.
Electrodiagnostic studies
  • Electrodiagnostic studies can help confirm the carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis, measure how severe your carpal tunnel syndrome is, and provide information about how you might respond to surgery.
  • Nerve conduction studies are the main type of electrodiagnostic study done for carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Your healthcare provider may ask you to get an ultrasound of your wrist.
  • The ultrasound lets your healthcare provider see what the inside of your carpal tunnel looks like and if there might be additional pressure on the median nerve.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pathway

Download or print the full patient pathway (PDF) and summary (one-page PDF) to learn more about how to manage and treat Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Patient Pathway      Summary  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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