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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are ways to prevent carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 23 years experience
Ergonomics: Keeping excellent ergonomics during repetitive movements such as typing may help.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Treatment carpal: Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 38 years experience
Rest, Ice, Support: Pregnancy hormones cause laxity in our ligaments important for childbirth. They can also make it easier to experience ligament strains. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result of repetitive use of wrist and finger for daily activities or work and is more common in pregnancy. Wearing a wrist splint will help as is icing the area regularly. It usually resolves after delivery.
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Agree that it usually resolves after delivery. Carpal tunnel has not in fact been shown to result from repetitive use in most cases despite what the general public thinks. It has been shown to be related to work in supermarket check out employees, and also meat cutters. There is little evidence that common repetitive activities such as keyboard use causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
A common thread amongst most patients regardless of age, occupation and gender is the position their wrists are kept when they sleep at night. Often, during the third trimester, the expecting woman has been coached to sleep on her side to improve venous return. Unfortunately, this posture typically also results in flexing the wrists. Nightime splints are an invaluable preventative measure
Sep 14, 2013
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are good exercises to prevent carpal tunnel surgery?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 49 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Here is a link to information on this subject: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/carpal-tunnel-exercises/an01984/method=print make sure the problem is at the carpal tunnel. Then define the cause, including metabolic problems (diabetes, thyroid or other). Then plan treatment, sometimes with splints at night, and changed ergonomics and exercises in the day. If exercises make symptoms worse, stop.
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Corona, CA
A 23-year-old male asked:

What are some signs of carpal tunnel in the hands and if there is a way to prevent carpal tunnel?

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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 31 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Certain conditions may predispose to its appearance. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases.
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