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How to get rid of carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Carl Zooberg answered

Specializes in

Carpal tunnel: Early carpal tunnel can be treated with anti inflammatory meds, night cock-up splints, somtimes a cortisone injection , and some b vitamins. Late carpal tunnel needs surgical release.

Answered 4/28/2014

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Dr. Kevin Vaught answered

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Options: Options include wrist splints, anti-inflammatory medications, and local steroid injections. If these fail, surgery has a very high success rate.

Answered 8/24/2014

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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Several options: IF the carpal tunnel syndrome is mild or detected early then options such as splints, NSAIDS or steroids may be helpful. If the syndrome is severe or of long duration then surgery provides excellent relief and will minimize the risk of permanent nerve damage which can occur with delayed treatment. some options such as endoscopic release can reduce the recovery time.

Answered 3/3/2018

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Carpal tunnel: Options for treatment include In up to 1 in 4 cases the symptoms go without treatment within a year or so. A removable wrist splint An injection of steroid into, or near to, the carpal tunnel A small operation can cut the ligament over the front of the wrist and ease the pressure in the carpal tunnel to give your nerve more space http://patient.info/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-leaflet

Answered 1/4/2017

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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Use a wrist brace : Most of the time during daytime. Sleep with it all the time, use ergonomically correct computer desk/keyboard etc.. If the symptoms are getting worse, see your orthopod to get appropriately investigated, as there are few uncommon disease-- processes that need to be diagnosed ; treated, correctly.

Answered 2/25/2014

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Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Sometimes difficult: Wear a splint as much as possible - avoid activity that stresses the wrist and hand, use non steroidal anti inflammatory medications. Long term solution is often surgery.

Answered 7/18/2015

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Dr. Mark Weston answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Surgery: minor surgery is verybeffectivecwith lowxcomplication rate

Answered 7/18/2015

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