Treat, procedure helps Debra Johnson with carpal tunnel pain

Debra Johnson had dealt with carpal tunnel pain in both hands for two decades.

Her years as an elementary school computer teacher and computer software company worker had taken its toll on her hands. The Tonkawa resident struggled to maintain a firm grip on many objects in her hands.

“I couldn’t even sleep with the pain in my arm,” Johnson said. “The carpal tunnel would keep me awake.”

After resisting prior treatment plans, she underwent double carpal tunnel surgery in September 2021 from Christopher Treat, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon with Utica Park Clinic. It proved to be one of the best decisions she has made.

“I immediately had less pain,” Johnson said. “The day after the surgery there was less pain than what I had before.”

Along with regained function in both hands, Johnson’s recovery has been helped by the care she received from Treat and his staff.

“I think he’s awesome,” Johnson said. “I just think he’s the best. He’s personable and I feel relaxed with him.”

Johnson said she encourages others suffering from aching hands and fingers to consider Treat for their carpal tunnel treatment.

“I’ve been to a lot of doctors and I don’t like all of them,” Johnson said. “But he’s a great guy. His entire surgical team, they make you very comfortable. Overall, with his staff, it’s been a great experience.”

A tiny incision on the wrist crease and about one minute in the operating room is all it takes to address carpal tunnel syndrome with Treat. For more information, visit here or call 918-579-2300.