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 !
It can. A carpal tunnel splint is usually one of the first lines of treatment. However, if ct symptoms persist in-spite of splinting....You should be evaluated by a qualified hand surgeon.
Yes. Wearing a wrist brace at night may help, especially if your symptoms are mild and haven't been going on for a long time.

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What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

A brace that. Is solid on the wrist side and keeps your wrist in a slightly extended position, maybe 10 degrees at most. Make sure to wear it during activities that aggravate your carpal tunnel syndrome and also at night as we tend to flex our wrists at night. Hope that helps! Read more...
None. Braces are a temporary treatment for CTS, and tend to be not very effective in the long run. Read more...
Wrist . This could help rest the joints of the nerve is not pinched. Sometimes you’re going to have an injection in the wrist. It depends on the cause and your other medical conditions. Sometimes even surgery is indicated . I would recommend evaluation by a physician. Read more...
Wrist brace. May try a wrist brace to wear at night (and as often as possible during the day). On occasions, some may recover from the problem (as long as the activity which caused the injury has ceased or reduced) after a few weeks, other may require local cortisone injection or even surgery. The important part is avoiding the activities which cause the problem (keyboard etc) Read more...

Docs can you explain what is a carpal tunnel brace used for?

Immobilize the wrist. Carpal tunnel braces are helpful for treatment of mild carpal tunnel symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the media nerve in the wrist, causing pain and numbness in the fingers. When the wrist is bent forward or backwards for extended periods, it increases the pressure on the nerve. The brace places the wrist in a neutral position, especially during sleep. Read more...
Good option . It is a common conservative treatment option for cts. It keeps the hand neutral or slightly extended. This minimizes irritation of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel and often times reduces or alleviates the cts symptoms. Read more...

Tried the brace; no luck. What can help Carpal Tunnel besides cortisone shots or surgery?

Possibilities. Would rate the following about 35% effective, but might be tried: Pyridoxine phosphate 100 mg twice daily for 6 weeks, with an added anti-inflammatory med such as Naproxen Sodium 375 mg thrice daily. Read more...
Fix it yourself. If you are interested in an at home treatment for carpal tunnel which can reduce and possibly eliminate your symptoms, and you are willing to be an active participant in your health, then please contact me for a Professional Consultation, and I will put you on a treatment program using natural healing and reflexes. Read more...

I'm 21 years old & was diagnosed with mild carpal tunnel in june so I was given braces. Terrible pain is now traveling down my arms. What do I do?

CLARIFY DX. 1. Carpal tunnel is common http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&feature=share&list=pl07049e4be14c8f25 2 other things too carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, perpheral neuropathy, neck nerve compression, sleep position, medications, nutritional issues, thyroid or endocirne, diabetes, blood flow, vascular issues... Many things cause "numb" fingers. Read more...
See specialist! Hi viviangee! thing is if the pain is involving your arms , it might be time for further action (ie steroid injection, last resort , surgery!). I usually send my patients to a hand specialist for this (call your local ortho clinic for this)....Bear in mind that carpal tunnel syndrome can cause permanent damage of the hand muscles and nerves so pls do not wait til do not wait til your hand gets weak. Read more...
See a specialist. 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 early carpal tunnel management is night time splints but failing that the next step is steroid injections or surgery. Read more...

I have mild carpal tunnel. Doctor says I need a wrist brace. I have tremors in my pinkies. What type and/ or brand of wrist brace do you recommend?

Carpal tunnel brace. A physical therapist should be able to fit you for a wrist brace, they usually work well, particularly at night in keeping the wrist extended. Read more...
See below. The proper splint for carpal tunnel syndrome is called a neutral wrist splint. This keeps the wrist in a so called neutral position, no flexed or extended. The splint should be worn at night all night. If the symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks, daytime wear as well can be tried. If no improvement, other approaches in include cortisone injections and surgery if it worsens. Weight loss also helps. Read more...

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...