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Magnetic Bracelets For Carpal Tunnel
Depends: The answer depends on many factors, including the severity of symptoms, financial or insurance coverage, work conditions, worries about taking medication or having surgery, the underlying mechanism making symptoms, and more. You could try to boost your body's healing and avoid activities that worsen it. There is not much sense for immobilization of a joint unless you have a fracture. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A simple one: A simple wrist velcro closure neutral wrist brace sild at most drug stores. ...Read more
Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What are other splints/braces to wear besides an elbow splint when experiencing Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Usually not: Treatment can include splints, nsaids and steroid injections. Surgical treatment is very effective however carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to permanent nerve damage if it progresses without appropriate treatment. A hand surgeon can evaluate and determine the best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post carpal tunnel surgery, can a follow-up nerve conduction study (ncs) have adverse effects or make the hand worse. Can ncs lead to complex regional pain syndrome?
Not really ; Ditto: Although I am not sure why a follow-up nerve conduction study would be necessary there is little chance that could cause any type of harm or worsening of symptoms. I am unaware of any literature that supports the notion of complex regional pain syndrome as a result of a nerve conduction study. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?
Possibly: Depends on how detailed the neurologist or other physician is in performing the emg/ncv's. If your referring physician explains the need for testing the ulnar nerve in guyon's canal it can be done... In my experience most ' routine' EMG 's of the upper extremity will note conduction 'slowing' @ the elbow( cubital tunnel) but not @ the wrist... Best of luck! ...Read more
YES cortisone works : There have been many studies that have demonstrated the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel and there have been those that said they do not work. Much depends upon the severity, chronicity and duration of the carpal tunnel as well as other health factors yes cortisone works but not all the the time short answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?
You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more
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