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Can Elevation Help With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain
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
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. ...Read more
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Help with carpal tunnel syndrome? I'm starting a new job in 2 days and my symptoms are at the worst. What can I do?
NSAIDS: To help with some of the symptoms you can try Ibuprofen and splints (or at least keep the wrist in a neutral position, avoid bending the wrist). These treatments may help slightly but you could require surgery for permanent relief if these other treatment options fail to resolve your symptoms. An evaluation by a hand surgeon could determine if this in fact the cause and discuss other options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensive work have a higher incidence of it. None the less, you don't have to be in one of those groups to develop it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger.Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more
History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness in the thumb and next two or three fingers. People may also have pain in this distribution if when you tap on the median nerve of the wrist. Other tests which can confirm a diagnosis include nerve conduction studies and electromyography. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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