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Doctor insights on: Wrist Splints For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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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

Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
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Wrist Splints (Definition)

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an injury caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The injury causes pain and numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of the thumb. Carpal tunnel receives its name from the eight bones in the wrist, called carpals, which form a "tunnel" through which the nerve leading to the hand extends. Your health care provider may put your wrist in a splint or brace to keep your wrist from bending, and to minimize or prevent pressure on the nerve. You'll probably need to wear the splint full time for 3 - 4 weeks, then at night only. Putting ice on your wrist, massaging the area, and doing stretching ...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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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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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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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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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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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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I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: Carpal tunnel pain is usually an electrical shock or shooting pain in the hand from movement in the wrist. One of the tests is to tap on the wrist to elicit the pain. Elbow pain may be from a tendonitis or bursitis, for example. Wrist pain can be from several causes too including strain. However, one does not get elbow pain with carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. However, the same median nerve can be compressed near the elbow and is referred to as pronator syndrome. ...Read more

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Does Carpal tunnel syndrome make your wrist region smaller in muscle?

Does Carpal tunnel syndrome make your wrist region smaller in muscle?

Not the wrist!: Median nerve compression if severe enough may cause atrophy of the musc The symptoms are mostly sensoryles around the thumb (thenar eminence0 ...Read more

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Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Ans: A repetitive use of the wrists can inflame the sheath through which the median nerve passes. Be careful if any repetitive usage. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the condition of the wrist/hand that is on the opposite side of the carpal tunnel syndrome area?

Please let me know what is the condition of the wrist/hand that is on the opposite side of the carpal tunnel syndrome area?

See a Hand surgeon: The commonest conditions on the back of the wrist are the presence of a lump which is usually painless or pain in the wrist secondary to arthritis or degeneration and tenosynovitis. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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Are thin wrists, and long thin hands on a male a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?

Not carpal tunnel: First off the description is of physical characteristics which is something distinct from symptoms. Symptoms of carpal tunnel would typically be related to entrapment of the median nerve i.E numbness, tingling and weakness of the hand. I'm not aware that this occurs to any greater degree in someone with long fingers though a thin wrist might certainly predispose to compression of the nerve. ...Read more

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I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and every morning when I wake up and stretch my wrists and hands basically crackle. Is this from the CTS?

I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and every morning when I wake up and stretch my wrists and hands basically crackle. Is this from the CTS?

Hard to say?: Think of it this way, whatever it is that is causing the 'crackle' may be the same thing causing the carpal tunnel. If clinically relevant, I do screen CTS patients for gout and rheumatoid arthritis but again, only if they tell me something in the history that makes me believe this is a possibility or likewise I see something on exam to suggest these. ...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


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