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Comforting Hands

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, fingers, and palm. It can result in loss of grip strength, coordination, dropping objects or dysfunction of the hand. If left untreated, these symptoms can become irreversible from permanent nerve and muscle damage. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects approximately 13 million people in the US every year. Unfortunately, traditional methods of treatment have long recovery times (up to 2 months or longer), excessive pain, and cost. However, there is a better method available for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.


Dr. Peterson treats carpal tunnel syndrome with a spectrum of options including braces, topical agents, injections, or if needed, a minimally-invasive surgical technique for relief. This minimally-invasive technique can be done in the office, under local anesthesia, which results in a much more affordable treatment option. Dr. Peterson can evaluate in clinic, using an ultrasound, whether you will be a good candidate for this minimally-invasive approach. This means most patients will not require EMG testing. This eliminates extra visits, extra testing, and extra cost. Dr. Peterson's minimally-invasive technique has an average recovery time of 2 days. Not only is Vitality's price less than most other centers, but your expedited recovery will get you back to work faster.  Dr. Peterson is certified by Sonex Health, the parent company of the UltraGuideCTR device. For more information about his approach, please visit this website or call 308-865-0703 for more information.

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