Health Information and Tools > Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pathway >  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pathway: Talk with your healthcare provider about a referral

Main Content

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pathway

Talk with your healthcare provider about a referral

Not all people with carpal tunnel syndrome need a referral to see a specialist. Non-surgical treatment options like wrist splints and changing your activities are usually tried first.

Depending on your symptoms, history, and test results, you may need a referral to a specialist for:

  • ultrasound-guided ste​roid injection
  • electrodiagnostic studies
  • ultrasound
  • carpal tunnel release surgery

The specialist may diagnose your concern, order more tests, or discuss treatment and management options with you.

Ask your healthcare provider about the referral criteria for a specialist.

Carpal tunnel syndrome pathway map

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  ​​​​​​​​​​

Go to Top