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Medicine For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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
NSAIDs: Carpal tunnel syndromoe is inflammation of the median nerve as it passes through the front of your wrist. Typically its caused by over use, so the mainstay of treatment is rest, avoiding activity that aggravates it, use of a night splint, and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). If it continues to bother you then carpal tunnel release to decompress the nerve may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: The only oral drug that has been clearly shown to benefit CTS in randomised trials is prednisolone. You are not going to get that over the counter and wouldn't want the side effects. NSAID's, diuretics, gabapentin - all no better than placebo in trials. Amitriptyline, pregabalin - no trials to judge by. Rest and a splint is the best self-help tactic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What we should if you have carpal tunnel syndrome??
Does we use medicines if yes then which medicine
Or therapy if yes then which one.??
Carpal tunnel: This is a fairly specific group of symptoms characterized by wrist pain ,worse at night , numb thumb ,index finger, long finger.. It is usually a result of repetitive use of your fingers ,hands and wrist. But can be produced by a one time wrist injury. You need to be evaluated as their are other causes which need to be considered. ...Read more
My mother discovered today that she has carpal tunnel syndrome. The doctor said it's stage 5. What are the most effective drugs out there?
Not much: Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually classified as stages 1-4, with 1 being mild and 4 being severe. Once you get to the severe stages, medications don't really have much of an impact and surgery should be considered in part to lessen the possibility of " nerve damage." Surgery for this is outpatient and fairly minimally invasive, so it is definitely a consideration in severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had shoulder (top back) pain for 3 weeks. Have seen 4 GP and Physio. Last week saw a Sports Medicine specialist who indicated he suspected I have carpal tunnel syndrome. Will a nerve conduction test show where the problem is. Pain also in arm?
Carpal tunnel: I would doubt that the discomfort in the back of your shoulder is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome unless hand and finger symptoms are placing strain on your shoulder even if an EMG reveals carpal tunnel problems. You may have a shoulder tendonitis. A shoulder and neck xray is worthwhile to look for bone pathology or arthritis if neckpain Another opinion from an orthopedic specialist is worthwhile ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 4 more doctor answers
Numbness: The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on that nerve causing numbness in the thumb, index, and long fingers. Symptoms often include tingling and pain in the fingers, wrist and arm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Median nerve: Compression of the median nerve at the base of the palm in canal bound by bone and the traverse carpal ligament. Swelling in the canal increases pressure on the median nerve causing numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and half the ring fingers. Can get weakness of thenar muscles and loss of coordination as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splints , ansaids (flurbiprofen): There may be an activity you are doing that is exacerbating your symtoms, night splints, arthritis type meds, cortisone shots in the carpal tunnel given by your doctor. However the best treatment would be a thorough evaluation by your specialist as to the cause of the problem then you would not be wasting your time on other treatments that may not work. Surgery is last resort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: This is usually a traumatically or repeated stress inflammation of the median nerve as it passes through a narrowed space at the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Nsaids can be helpful, physical therapy and rest are useful, but if there is muscular atrophy or chronic numbness or pain, you might need an unroofing surgery best performed by a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel.: There are three general modes of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: surgery, splint or nothing. The best five year result is achieved with surgery, which these days is generally done arthroscopically. Nothing simply means observing until,symptoms become horrible enough to enact one of the other two strategies. Splint application is seen as a bridge to surgery. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Physical exam: Numbness in the thumb, index,middle, and radial ring fingers. Weakness of the thenar eminence muscles, loss of dexterity, and loss of strength also occur. Numbness that awakens you at night indicates possible carpal tunnel syndrome. Tests include nerve conduction studies, and physical exam with phalen's,tinel's, and Durkin's signs being assessed. See a Hand Surgeon ...Read more
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