Carpal tunnel syndrome is an extremely common condition that affects millions of people every day. It can be troublesome, waking up at night with a numb hand, experiencing pain and weakness during activities that would otherwise be normal. You should rest assured that carpal tunnel syndrome is treatable and that there is a way to cure the condition entirely. Treatment may be simple modification of your behaviors. It may be wearing a wrist splint at night to prevent flexion and therefore numbness of the hand while you sleep, or it may involve medical treatment, a steroid injection to shrink swelling around the nerve, medication to treat your pain, or when the condition is progressive and nerve conduction studies show that there’s some risk of damage to the nerve, surgical treatment can and usually does cure carpal tunnel syndrome. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and seek out medical attention when you feel it’s necessary.