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Will wearing a brace help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Will wearing a brace help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 ? A splint may lessen carpal tunnel symptoms and help but be careful ! ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Would wearing a copper bracelet help the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Would wearing a copper bracelet help the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: But wearing a brace that splints your wrist will and so will avoiding repetitive tasks that cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can my wrists and hands hurt worse after wearing a brace for carpal tunnel?

Can my wrists and hands hurt worse after wearing a brace for carpal tunnel?

Possible!: At best, braces may help about a third of carpal tunnel patients, and many braces do not fit well or have improper angulation. Best to see a certified hand therapist and have the brace refitted. If this fails to help, consider other options. ...Read more

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How to bandage my wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Night splint: Use a wrist splint while sleeping that keeps your wrist in the straight position. During the day a compression sleeve or glove might help. ...Read more

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Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.

Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.

Rest: carpal tunnel is overgrowth of band around tunnel for median nerve , rest ius best treatment but half cocked Velcro wrist splints especially at night along with pain meds like Excedrin, motrin , aleve (naproxen) good , repetitive wristflexion /work causes this most often though not sure in many cases if getting worse steroid injection or surgery in order but still can come back if repetitive use again builds ...Read more

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Can heat help with my pain from carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can heat help with my pain from carpal tunnel syndrome?

Heart may help since: Blood flow is made worse in the hands woth cold and gentleheat may increase blood flow transiently to make the carpal tunnel symptoms lessen. Too much heat tho and the nerve may engorge or get swollen and the pressure in the canal rises. In general mild gentle heat makes hands feel better no matter what the cause of pain is. ...Read more

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Can I take motrin to help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can I take motrin to help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes but may not work: You certainly can take Motrin for relief of mild symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there is no strong scientific data to support taking it for any prolonged period of time nor should you expect Motrin to make carpal tunnel syndrome go away. If your symptoms persist, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can elevation help with carpal tunnel syndrome pain?

Not usually: Try a cock up wrist splint that can be found in most pharmacies without a prescription. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone shot help radial and cubical syndrome ?

Will a cortisone shot help radial and cubical syndrome ?

It can: Yes it can. Obviously depends on whats causing the problem. I do these under ultrasound guidance and have noted a higher success rate. ...Read more

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Can wearing a brace help with tendonitis in the knee?

Can wearing a brace help with tendonitis in the knee?

Knee tendinitis : Tendinitis usually indicated a condition that is relatively acute or less than 6 weeks. Tendinosis is a disease of the tendon and is a chronic condition. Tendinitis is treated with relative rest, ice, and antiinflammatory. Tendinosis is treated with exercise(eccentric), and bracing can help symptoms. Also used is graston techniques, astym, prolotherapy, and prp. ...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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Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

I'm assuming: You're talking about the hand gripper that you find sporting good stores. I don't think this single thing leads to carpal tunnel I do think that if you have carpet tunnel mouth case and you do too much of anything that's repetitive you can make the carpal thompson feel worse of times in addition carpal tunnels often progressive problem so sometimes it's just seems that the activity makes it worse but it just gets worse anyway if you don't have carpal tall symptom symptoms now that i wouldn't worry about using a hand gripper. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel over the years I have slowly built wrist pain that i'm assuming is carpal tunnel. I have heard from some friends about endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as a great way to help alleviate the symptoms. Can someone help explain what this

Carpal tunnel over the years I have slowly built wrist pain that i'm assuming is carpal tunnel. I have heard from some friends about endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as a great way to help alleviate the symptoms. Can someone help explain what this

Minimally invasive.: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ectr) is a minimally inasive technique for releasing the carpal ligament. I use the microaire system in my practice which allows for a much smaller scar that is well hidden in the transverse wrist crease. I have patients who have had an open procedure on one side with an endoscopic release on the other hand who report kess pain and faster recovery as well. ...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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How would wearing a knee-brace help with a pinched meniscus?

How would wearing a knee-brace help with a pinched meniscus?

Help negate reinjury: A pinched or torn meniscus can cause pain. The torn meniscus can get caught with motion across the joint as the loaded knee flexes and extends. This could cause further damage to the meniscus. The goal of the brace is to limit the risk of further injury or damage to the already injured meniscus. ...Read more

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Can a compression arm sleeve help with tendinitis?

Can a compression arm sleeve help with tendinitis?

Yes: A compression arm sleeve will work just like a brace for the area. There are many treatments for tendinitis depending on the cause, duration, and location. You should discuss the best choices with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to deal with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to deal with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Varies: If it is mild, a splint can be worn at night. If it is severe, surgery can be required. ...Read more

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Can i play tennis with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: If you have carpal tunnel, you generally should try to avoid activities that tend to make it worse. The steady grip of holding a racquet can make carpal tunnel symptoms worse, but not always. Try icing your wrist down after you play to minimize swelling. ...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