Key points

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Wrist splints can help me sleep when waking from the numbness is a problem

If I am pregnant, I may feel better—at least temporarily — after my child is born.

If I choose surgery, I have a good chance of getting rid of the numbness that comes and goes.

Intermittent numbness is usually relieved immediately after surgery. Numbness that is constant and shrinkage of the thumb muscles may not recover.

Carpal tunnel release is intended to cure pain from typing.

Over time, carpal tunnel syndrome usually: