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Doctor insights on: Wrist Bandage For Carpal Tunnel

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How to bandage my wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Opposite: The carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. A wrist problem as arthritis, or fractures can cause carpal tunnel syndrome in someone young as you. ...Read more

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What can I do to break my wrist when i might have carpal tunnel?

What can I do to break my wrist when i might have carpal tunnel?

Wrist fracture in : The presence of preexisting carpal tunnel must be observed closely for increase in numbness, tingling and pain and at times emergent release of the carpal tunnel is needed even if the fracture itself doesnt need surgery for its treatment. A hand surgeon can help with these decisions. ...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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Intense sharp pain in wrists. Carpal tunnel? If so, how can it be treated?

Intense sharp pain in wrists. Carpal tunnel? If so, how can it be treated?

If it is CTS...: 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 recommende. ...Read more

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My wrist clicks every time I move it up and down. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

My wrist clicks every time I move it up and down. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: Carpal tunnel symptoms include wrist pain and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger. Wrist clicking may be from your tendons moving around or from fluid in your joints. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel make it feel like there's something in your wrist that's stopping you from being able to fully bend it backwards ?

Can carpal tunnel  make it feel like there's something in your wrist that's stopping you from being able to fully bend it backwards ?

No. See Hand MD: No. If you have a feeling of restriction of wrist extension then you may have a dorsal wrist ganglion. Schedule an appointment with a hand surgeon as s/he will best be able to examine and give you advice. ...Read more

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How can I make my wrists stronger if I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I make my wrists stronger if I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

Don't: Carpal tunnel is not a problem with wrist strength and one cannot exercise the syndrome away. Treatment requires immobilization of the wrist for as much time per day as possible while allowing inflammation to subside. ...Read more

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What can I do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

What can I do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Several things: There are many options to treat carpel tunnel, splint especially at night, anti -inflammation medication, steroid injection, avoid certain movements, if this approach failed surgery could be done. ...Read more

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What to do for my swollen wrist from chronic carpal tunnel?

What to do for my swollen wrist from chronic carpal tunnel?

Cause vs Effect: I would not expect carpal tunnel syndrome itself to cause a visibly swollen wrist. Rather, i suspect you may have wrist swelling due to some other cause (trauma, arthritis, fluid retention, etc) that is predisposing you to compress the median nerve and cause carpal tunnel. Consult your primary doctor to find the underlying cause, and the swelling and pain might both be improved! ...Read more

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Don't know what I should do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Don't know what I should do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Relieve pressure: The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatories. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options. ...Read more

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I'm having some serious wrist-pains! could this be carpal tunnel?

Unlikely: Carpal tunnel in characterized to numbness, electric shocks or pins and needles sensation in the thumb and the first 2 1/2 fingers. Wrist pain alone is nor carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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My wife has carpal tunnel in both wrists and is getting quite numb?

My wife has carpal tunnel in both wrists and is getting quite numb?

See a hand surgeon: Get a full evaluation for causes as well as possible treatments ( non-surgical and surgical). ...Read more

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My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

Possibly: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause hand and wrist pain with weakness and numbness to the thumb, index and ring fingers. This condition can also be associated with swelling and I have seen this in several patients. You can get an evaluation by a hand surgeon who can perform an exam and order some basic diagnostic test to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain in the right wrist, getting worse and it started 2 weeks ago. Carpal tunnel?

I have a slight pain in the right wrist, getting worse and it started 2 weeks ago. Carpal tunnel?

Could be anything --: You need to see your health care provider, especially if the symptom is getting worse. Cts usually do progress over time though rather slowly, occupational factor should be considered. ...Read more

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Cold. I also sometimes get this light, achy pain in my wrist. Is it possible that I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Cold. I also sometimes get this light, achy pain in my wrist. Is it possible that I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Usually tingling: That's not a typical presentation. Carpal tunnel surgery is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist so symptoms involve that nerve and specifically sensory symptoms such as generalized discomfort of the hand, numbness and tingling on the thumb side of the hand as well as motor changes and specifically weakness of the hand especially involving the thumb. ...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.

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