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A 37-year-old female asked:

I am trying to see what can be done for carpal tunnel. i have been taking bc powder, and neurontin (gabapentin). my hydro's have expired. the pain is getting worse?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Nuerontin supresses nerve pain but does nothing for the increased mechanical pressure on the nerve or the inflammation that may be occurring in the carpal tunnel . Not sure what BC powder is or hydro's. Splinting not too tight is the first line rx for carpal tunnel. NSAIDS or even tylenol (acetaminophen) can help reduce inflammation. Severe nerve pain means a more significant issue, see doctor for more.

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Last updated Dec 20, 2014

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