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Why is my carpal tunnel hurting more with splint?

Why is my carpal tunnel hurting more with splint?

Let's see...: First thing to check is does it fit right and are you wearing it the right way. Next thing to check is are you wearing it for the right reasons, i.E do we have the correct diagnosis? Not infrequently patients come in thinking that carpal tunnel is there problem and it actually is arthritis or tendonitis etc... Lastly, maybe some other treatment is needed. Best of luck! ...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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Why is my carpal tunnel hurting worse with splint now?

Why is my carpal tunnel hurting worse with splint now?

Carpal Tunnel Splint: One problem is that many make the splint too tight especially at night, this increases the pressure! a second issue may be the shape of the splint wrt to your hand and wrist, the bump may be in the wrong spot finally do you have carpal tunnel? Or something else too such as arthritis in your thumb ? See your doctor. ...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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Dr said I've got carpal tunnel, what should i know about this? What causes flair ups? Should I get a splint?

Dr said I've got carpal tunnel,  what should i know about this? What causes flair ups? Should I get a splint?

Get treated: Night time splinting in wrist neutral position, manipulation or deep heating at the wrist, injections at the carpal tunnel,all,should be tried as they can prevent the surgical approach that is sometimes needed. ...Read more

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

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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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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Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?

Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?

Anything supportive: While the carpel tunnel splints may be the most comfortable and supportive, any agent that holds the wrist in a similar posisiton will work. The wrist guards used in roller blading are a particularly useful alternative. ...Read more

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With carpal tunnel should I sleep with wrist splints?

With carpal tunnel should I sleep with wrist splints?

Yes: Night time splinting can often relieve the frequent paresthesias that awaken patients and disrupt sleep with carpal tunnel syndrome. In my experience, this is more helpful early in the disease process. Other adjuncts such as steroid injections or carpal tunnel surgery are helpful if splints do not alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more