A co-worker of mine had to take six weeks leave of absence for this. She had surgery on both wrists at the same time. She said she figured she might as well, since the recovery time was the same.
My main work-related issue is a trapezius muscle that keeps flaring up on me. My doctor said it's probably my posture at my desk, but I don't know how to change that without buying my own posture support chair, which I can't afford, and which the company is certainly not going to provide. Oh, well. I suppose that’s how it goes.