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what drug can i take to alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NSAIDs: Carpal tunnel syndromoe is inflammation of the median nerve as it passes through the front of your wrist. Typically its caused by over use, so the mainstay of treatment is rest, avoiding activity that aggravates it, use of a night splint, and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). If it continues to bother you then carpal tunnel release to decompress the nerve may be indicated.
Answered on Jan 8, 2014
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