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Doctor insights on: Will A Wrist Splint Help Correct My Carpal Tunnel Or Just Relieve The Pain

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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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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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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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That there is a tingling in my hands. Should I try one of those carpal tunnel wrist splints?

That there is a tingling in my hands. Should I try one of those carpal tunnel wrist splints?

C ur MD first: See a doctor before self treating for a condition which could be indicative of a more serious underlying disorder. ...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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My hand splints for carpal tunnel and sore wrist, what to do?

My hand splints for carpal tunnel and sore wrist, what to do?

Possibly surgery: Conservative treatment for carpal tunnel including splints, anti inflammatory meds and steroids work in the early stages but do not provide great long term relief as the condition worsens. Surgery can provide great relief and if done endoscopically can allow a rather quick return to function with minimal pain compared to traditional techniques. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Wearing my carpel tunnel splint but the numbness n pain has worsen. Now my entire arm is in pain n my wrist keeps popping n making cracking noises.

Wearing my carpel tunnel splint but the numbness n pain has worsen. Now my entire arm is in pain n my wrist keeps popping n making cracking noises.

Wrong splint?: If you are wearing the splint and you are getting popping or cracking noises in the wrist, then it is not likely immobilizing the wrist and not helping. Also, carpal tunnel doesn't cause popping or cracking in the wrist. If your numbness is getting worse, then best to have the hand evaluated by a hand surgeon and possibly tested with an emg/ncv study. ...Read more

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The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?

The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?

Physical therapy: Physical and occupational therapist can help you out. If you have the money (or your insurance covers it), see a chiropractor may be helpful. Conservative therapy at first before doing something major is always recommended. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot in wrist under fluoroscopy for numbness of carpal tunnel, i still have numbness just not as pronounced, but now have pain.?

I had a cortisone shot in wrist under fluoroscopy for numbness of carpal tunnel, i still have numbness just not as pronounced, but now have pain.?

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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