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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is how we describe carpal tunnel. There are 8 carpal bones, but the hamate and pisiform form the ulnar side. The trapezium and scaphoid for the radial side. Flex the 3rd digit and look at the palmar hand side. The long flexor's tendon will be visible, the median n is just to its thumb side. Wrist flexion or extension can irritate ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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