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What is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Splinting: This depends on how severe it is. If there is excessive pain and findings suggesting severe nerve involvement on emg, you may need surgery. Otherwise routine treatment consist of wearing a hand splint during the day (night if you can tolerate) and anti inflammatory meds. A carpal tunnel steroid injection may help as well. See a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many treatments: Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated by avoidance of the repetitive motion, improved work station ergonomics, rest, use of a wrist splint, ice, elevation, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and surgery. ...Read more

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Which treatments are most highly recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Which treatments are most highly recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel : Beyond genetic predisposition, carpal tunnel syndrome is related to overuse and misuse of the hand/wrist. Very often, this same misuse/overuse of the upper extremity can predispose to rsi conditions such as tendonitis of the wrist and elbow, not to mention worsening of neck problems. So, above all else modify use of the hand, typically with a splint. Also consider therapy and possibly injection. ...Read more

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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.??

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

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Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best way to manage carpal tunnel syndrome?

Surgical/nonsurgical: if the symptoms are severe or there evidence of nerve injury on nerve conduction studies surgical treatment is usually advised. in mild to moderate symptoms non surgical approach is reasonable as splinting, steroid injection or oral steroids. Other options is hand physio therapy if non surgical options are not effective then surgery will be advisable to release the pressure on the nerves ...Read more

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What is the best keyboard and mouse for people having carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best keyboard and mouse for people having carpal tunnel syndrome?

3m Ergo mouse: Some of my patients have found relief using the 3m- ergo mouse. For a keyboard make sure your wrists are in a neutral position. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Splints, surgery: The most common treatments for cts are wrist splints that typically are worn at night , anti inflammatory medications, some advocate steroid injections, and if the symptoms persist, a carpal tunnel release surgery. Surgery typically has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Can you cure carpal tunnel syndrome with splint?

Can you cure carpal tunnel syndrome with splint?

It helps: A carpal tunnel splint is a conservative treatment for carpal tunnel aimed at decreasing the pressure and constriction on the median nerve by keeping your wrist in a neutral position while you sleep. It typically won't cure the problem but will alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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