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Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Splints, surgery: The most common treatments for cts are wrist splints that typically are worn at night , anti inflammatory medications, some advocate steroid injections, and if the symptoms persist, a carpal tunnel release surgery. Surgery typically has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more


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Don't know what I should do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Don't know what I should do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Relieve pressure: The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatories. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options. ...Read more

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I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case.What could b causing it?

I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case.What could b causing it?

Occult fracture?: Wrist pain can be caused by a number of things including a missed or occult fracture, irritated tendons, nerve injury or irritation, arthritis, or bursitis. Many of these things can be treated symptomatically and resolve on their own, but some things like an occult or missed fracture may require additional evaluation and treatment. Referral to an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgeon would help. ...Read more

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My wrist doesn't hurt but my thumb is killing me. Could it be from having carpal tunnel?

My wrist doesn't hurt but my thumb is killing me. Could it be from having carpal tunnel?

Thumb pain especiall: At the base of thumb commonly is due to arthritis or tendonitis, the nerve pain that affects the thumb and fingers can be from carpal tunnel too but its is a diferent type of pain, a numb tingling pain that in severe cases of cts is known as dysesthesia or painful feeling. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Opposite: The carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. A wrist problem as arthritis, or fractures can cause carpal tunnel syndrome in someone young as you. ...Read more

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What can I do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

What can I do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Several things: There are many options to treat carpel tunnel, splint especially at night, anti -inflammation medication, steroid injection, avoid certain movements, if this approach failed surgery could be done. ...Read more

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How to bandage my wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to bandage my wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Night splint: Use a wrist splint while sleeping that keeps your wrist in the straight position. During the day a compression sleeve or glove might help. ...Read more

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What can I do to break my wrist when i might have carpal tunnel?

What can I do to break my wrist when i might have carpal tunnel?

Wrist fracture in : The presence of preexisting carpal tunnel must be observed closely for increase in numbness, tingling and pain and at times emergent release of the carpal tunnel is needed even if the fracture itself doesnt need surgery for its treatment. A hand surgeon can help with these decisions. ...Read more

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How can I make my wrists stronger if I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I make my wrists stronger if I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

Don't: Carpal tunnel is not a problem with wrist strength and one cannot exercise the syndrome away. Treatment requires immobilization of the wrist for as much time per day as possible while allowing inflammation to subside. ...Read more

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My wrist clicks every time I move it up and down. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

My wrist clicks every time I move it up and down. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: Carpal tunnel symptoms include wrist pain and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger. Wrist clicking may be from your tendons moving around or from fluid in your joints. ...Read more

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