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What do you suggest if i have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) i am loosing sleep due to the pain help?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Nocturnal splinting: Start with nocturnal splinting. Avoid excessive repetitive motions. Use a mouse pad with wrist pillow. Get a good quality ncv-emg if symptoms persist. If you meet criteria for cts release surgery (denervation of thenar muscles or cts that does not reposnd to conservative therapy see a surgeon who is experienced with this. You might just have an injection or more agressive physiotherapy.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See a Hand Surgeon: Treatment protocol for carpal tunnel syndrome is first to confirm diagnosis by emg/nct. This can be performed by a neurologist or a rehab specialist. Once diagnosis is confirmed then patients start with prescription nsaids, wrist braces, sometimes steroid injection into the carpal tunnel and lastly surgical release. Majority of patients benefit from this treatment protocol. See a hand surgeon.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
NSAIDs can sometimes exacerbate CTS through fluid retention.
May 6, 2014

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) I am loosing sleep due to the pain help?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See doctor!: If it's that bad you need to have testing done to assess damage to the nerve. There are medications as well as surgical options to fix CTS.

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