Jimmy, I'll add my +1 to Sweets comments. I had both hands done (the "release" is in the lower palm, not the wrist for CTS). I'm 2 years healed on 1 side and 1 on the other. ...full strength, full healing, no after effects of any kind. As long as you can confirm the diagnosis, I wouldn't hesitate. Fergie's right, it's a nerve response test that is definitive. It actually sucks worse than the surgery, but don't be discouraged. If it's not bad enough for surgery yet, then a wrist splint to hold your hand in the right position while you sleep is a good thing, I found. Good luck with this!