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Can I Take Motrin To Help With My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Yes but may not work: You certainly can take Motrin for relief of mild symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there is no strong scientific data to support taking it for any prolonged period of time nor should you expect Motrin to make carpal tunnel syndrome go away. If your symptoms persist, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 : If you are relying on Ibuprofen or any other anti inflammatory medication to treat your carpal tunnel, that is a problem. Having said that, i would only use a low dose for a short interval with the blessing of your pmd. If symptoms persist look to other forms of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-op modalities: Common non-operative treatment modalities for carpal tunnel include night splinting, anti-inflammatory medication, and corticosteroid injection into the carpal canal. Ultimately the goal of these modalities is to decrease pressure/swelling (anti inflammatory or steroid) and prevent decreased space (splint) at the level of the carpal canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain nerve: Nerve pain can come from compression, thus starting with otc meds such as nsaids ( Motrin alleve etc) is worthwhile. Some severe carpal tunnel presents with refractory nerve pain and there is whole class of medications that treat nerve specific pain , but these do not treat the carpal tunnel swelling only the nerve pain symptoms corticosteroid injections can work but in severe cases not fully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brace, NSAIds: Many patients with carpal tunnel find relief from wearing a brace that helps immobilize the wrist. Nsaids can also lessen the inflammation and pain. Furthermore, cortisone injections can help the symptoms. Sometimes medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica (pregabalin) can be used. Finally, surgery is always a possibity if conservative measures fail. www.oano.com. ...Read more
Hello, I need surgery on both wrists because of severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How long will it take after surgery before I can use my hand again?
Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressing to full strength after a few weeks. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and was given a prescription for hydrocodone, tramadol, and prednisone. Is it safe to take all three?
Carpal Tunnel Splint: One problem is that many make the splint too tight especially at night, this increases the pressure! a second issue may be the shape of the splint wrt to your hand and wrist, the bump may be in the wrong spot finally do you have carpal tunnel? Or something else too such as arthritis in your thumb ? A splint may lessen carpal tunnel symptoms and help but be careful ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Acupuncture is worth a try! carpal tunnel symptoms may be due to inflammation, but what your doctor may not tell you is that carpal tunnel symptoms may also be due to other issues such as b vitamin deficiencies or low thyroid function (regardless of normal thyroid levels). Make sure you have these investigated before binding yourself with wrist splints or having surgery! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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