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I have mild carpal tunnel. Doctor says i need a wrist brace. I have tremors in my pinkies. What type and/ or brand of wrist brace do you recommend?

I have mild carpal tunnel. Doctor says i need a wrist brace.  I have tremors in my pinkies.  What type and/ or brand of wrist brace do you recommend?

See below: The proper splint for carpal tunnel syndrome is called a neutral wrist splint. This keeps the wrist in a so called neutral position, no flexed or extended. The splint should be worn at night all night. If the symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks, daytime wear as well can be tried. If no improvement, other approaches in include cortisone injections and surgery if it worsens. Weight loss also helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?

The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?

Physical therapy: Physical and occupational therapist can help you out. If you have the money (or your insurance covers it), see a chiropractor may be helpful. Conservative therapy at first before doing something major is always recommended. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent getting carpel tunnel syndrome? Are you suppose to wear a wrist brace all the time?

What can you do to prevent getting carpel tunnel syndrome? Are you suppose to wear a wrist brace all the time?

Hard to say: It is the most common hand diagnosis and in over 50% of the time will occur in both hands-if tou have it a wrist brace can help and you can use it as much as needed. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to wear wrist braces all of the time to prevent carpal tunnel pain? Or will it still be effective if worn only to bed for example.

Is it appropriate to wear wrist braces all of the time to prevent carpal tunnel pain? Or will it still be effective if  worn only to bed for example.

Not all the time: Wrist splints/braces should ber worn the least amount of time necessary to lessen symptoms. Over-use of such devices leads to muscle wasting, tendon problems, possible joint contractures and even circulatory problems. If your symptoms are so severe that you feel the need for such devices, you should consider surgery, which has a very high success rate. ...Read more

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Can my wrists and hands hurt worse after wearing a brace for carpal tunnel?

Can my wrists and hands hurt worse after wearing a brace for carpal tunnel?

Possible!: At best, braces may help about a third of carpal tunnel patients, and many braces do not fit well or have improper angulation. Best to see a certified hand therapist and have the brace refitted. If this fails to help, consider other options. ...Read more

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Does wearing a wrist splint at night make my carpal tunnel worse?

Does wearing a wrist splint at night make my carpal tunnel worse?

Not likely: Night splints are the mainstay of treatment of early carpal tunnel. Only if they are ill fitted or causing wrist flexion/extension when worn may they be worsening carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Arthritis: Pain between the thumb and index finger is most commonly from a joint called the basal joint also known as the first carpometacarpal joint. Depending upon your age it can be either a loose joint or possibly arthritis. I would have you see a hand surgeon to get x-rays and a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ACE wrist splints for carpal tunnel?

Nighttime: Nighttime splinting can be helpful to control nocturnal parasthesias by preventing wrist flexion while sleeping and will help control numbness and tingling during the day by facilitating drainage of edema. Primarily controls symptoms and settles down inflammation. ...Read more

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I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: Carpal tunnel pain is usually an electrical shock or shooting pain in the hand from movement in the wrist. One of the tests is to tap on the wrist to elicit the pain. Elbow pain may be from a tendonitis or bursitis, for example. Wrist pain can be from several causes too including strain. However, one does not get elbow pain with carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. However, the same median nerve can be compressed near the elbow and is referred to as pronator syndrome. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of wrist pain, which probably is carpal tunnel?

How do I get rid of wrist pain, which probably is carpal tunnel?

Not so fast: First off wrist pain per se is not a typical symptom of carpal tunnel. So first we need to confirm the diagnosis. Many patients present thinking they have carpal tunnel because that is such a prevalent diagnosis, when in fact they have other symptomatic conditions. As to wrist pain, need more detail to be of help. Acute/chronic? Trauma related? Where on the wrist? What have you tried? Etc.. ...Read more

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Does Carpal tunnel syndrome make your wrist region smaller in muscle?

Does Carpal tunnel syndrome make your wrist region smaller in muscle?

Not the wrist!: Median nerve compression if severe enough may cause atrophy of the musc The symptoms are mostly sensoryles around the thumb (thenar eminence0 ...Read more

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After a year since I had carpal tunnel surgery, why do I have pain in my wrist?

After a year since I had carpal tunnel surgery, why do I have pain in my wrist?

Could be many things: It is unlikely for you to still have pain from the carpal tunnel surgery. There could be another cause of your pain (arthritis, tendonitis). See your original surgeon if you don't get a good answer get another opinion. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my wrist pain is carpal tunnel without issues with my fingers?

How can I tell if my wrist pain is carpal tunnel without issues with my fingers?

Rare: Because carpal tunnel is a nerve compression syndrome primary presenting symptoms are numbness, and paresthesias in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index , long and half the ring fingers. While pain at the volar wrist may be present with the numbness, and weakness of the thenar muscles it is almost never the lone symptom. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more