Question: Does surgery for CTS also relieve the RSI, also if I am having weakness and pain in my arms will that go away too or is this just something they tell you? I am in a real quandary over this, I have to use a computer for work and University, I have cut back considerably but do not want to nor can I give up using one. I have another GP appointment soon, should I push for alternate therapies or agree to see the surgeon?
Answer 1: NEVER go to a surgeon unless there are no other choices or you risk permanent serious disability (paralysis). Surgery is rarely a cure all for musculo-skeletal problems.
Answer 2: I have actually had back surgery for two herniated disks but that was years ago, and while I no longer have pain. I am always troubled by that area. I do not want the same problem with my hands.