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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)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Early on cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated with activity modifications (avoid excessive elbow flexion and external compression on the medial elbow). Nerve gliding exercises can help in some mild cases as can oral steroids. Ultimately, only surgery can decompress or take the pressure off the nerve. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Splinting or surgery: Splinting at night has been shown to be effective, short term, in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Therapy has never been demonstrated to be of any benefit. Steroid injection has been shown to have time limited benefits. For persistent symptoms and for any loss of muscle, surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

None: Braces are a temporary treatment for CTS, and tend to be not very effective in the long run. ...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 treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...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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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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What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome?

What is the treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome?

See below: Treatment consists of some type of exercise, usually aerobic exercise which is gradually increased in intensity. Some medications can be helpful but usually work best with other treatments like exercise. Finally, behavioral medicine therapy can be very helpful to get people moving again and learn effective ways to live well despite the presence of pain. ...Read more

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What is cubital tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

Funny bone: Your ulnar nerve travels through a little tunnel on the inside of your elbow. Any swelling, inflammation, etc of this tunnel can lead to cubital tunnel. Keep your elbows protected, due not rest them onto hard surfaces, and sometimes occupational therapy is helpful. If all else fails, or you notes severe muscle atrophy/weakness of the hand, you may require a surgery to decompress the nerve. ...Read more

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What is involved in the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is involved in the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel: Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if i wait and can conservative treament work ., . ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ulna nerve impingement?

Take off pressure: I'm assuming you have numbness in your ring and small fingers from ulnar neuropathy. Most often, this is caused by resting the forearm on a desk/table edge or armrest on a chair or in a car. Simply remove your arm from ever resting weight on these places, and the problem should resolve. If it doesn't, then the worst case scenario is that an orthopedist may need to reposition the nerve. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the main symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome?

No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The mainstay of carpal tunnel management is night time splints, steroid injections, and only when those fail is surgery recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reiter's syndrome?

What is the best treatment for reiter's syndrome?

NSAIDs, Rx infection: Reactive arthritis (reiter's syndrome) is usually treated with anti-inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen or naproxn. If there is an ongoing infection believed to have triggered the arthritis, this should be treated too. Sometimes, other drugs will be used for the arthritis, including steroids. Eye drops might be required for conjunctivitis symptoms. ...Read more

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Quervains tenosynovitis, what is the best treatment for this?

Quervains tenosynovitis, what is the best treatment for this?

Spica splint: A thumb spica splint, anti-inflammatory, and rest should get you back to normal. On occasion you may need a steroid injection. I have used prolotherapy with good results as well. ...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?

Wrist pad: A full size keyboard writh a wrist pad and a mouse with a roller ball. But more importantly is having a pullout drawer to place both at the correct height for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypermobility syndrome?

What is the treatment for hypermobility syndrome?

Naturally: Question about the best treatment for Hypermobility Syndrome. This is a natural condition found mostly in females, and which benefits successful childbirth. Unfortunately, obesity, mechanical joint injuries, and childbirth can potentiate several chronic pain conditions & Fibromyalgia. See comments: ...Read more

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