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A 20-year-old member asked:

Will wearing a brace help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Henley
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Wearing a wrist brace at night may help, especially if your symptoms are mild and haven't been going on for a long time.
Dr. David Hildreth
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
It can: A carpal tunnel splint is usually one of the first lines of treatment. However, if ct symptoms persist in-spite of splinting....You should be evaluated by a qualified hand surgeon.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Carpal Tunnel Splint: One problem is that many make the splint too tight especially at night, this increases the pressure! a second issue may be the shape of the splint wrt to your hand and wrist, the bump may be in the wrong spot finally do you have carpal tunnel? Or something else too such as arthritis in your thumb ? A splint may lessen carpal tunnel symptoms and help but be careful !

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some things i can do to help deal with carpal tunnel syndrome?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Get it checked out: Make sure you don't have any muscle atrophy or loss of sensation. If not then night splints, ansaid's, sometimes cortisone injection. Check your glucose levels and thyroid. Like i said probably better left to your doctor to evaluate.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Are there any home remedies that can help with carpal tunnel syndrome?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Carpal tunnel: needs to be treated by your doctor. He/she may prescribe splints to be worn on the wrists, especially when sleeping. That can be a home remedy of sorts. Peace and good health.
Last updated May 16, 2016


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