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Can carpal tunnel syndrome be reversed?
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: It can be treated
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by splinting, exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, injections and even surgery.
Certainly the more conservative treatment is done for the less severe cases.

In brief: It can be treated
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by splinting, exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, injections and even surgery.
Certainly the more conservative treatment is done for the less severe cases.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Potentially
Some causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are treatable, and with treatment the syndrome can then be "reversed".
The most simple example would be carpal tunnel syndrome from overuse resolving with rest.

In brief: Potentially
Some causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are treatable, and with treatment the syndrome can then be "reversed".
The most simple example would be carpal tunnel syndrome from overuse resolving with rest.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Treatment
Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handsurgerypodcast.com/endscopic-carpal-tunnel-video.html.

In brief: Treatment
Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handsurgerypodcast.com/endscopic-carpal-tunnel-video.html.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes...sometimes
Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist.
Early symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and 1/2 of the ring finger, can be treated with steroids, splints and therapy. Once the symptoms become constant for 6 months or more, they are unlikely to resolve without surgery. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment.

In brief: Yes...sometimes
Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist.
Early symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and 1/2 of the ring finger, can be treated with steroids, splints and therapy. Once the symptoms become constant for 6 months or more, they are unlikely to resolve without surgery. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Carpal tunnel is a condition in the wrist where a nerve (the median nerve) is "pinched" by tendons that surround it as it travels through an area in the wrist called the carpal tunnel.
The symptoms generally occur after the wrist has been flexed (making the carpal tunnel smaller) . Symptoms may resolve with antiinflammatory meds, rest and splinting. Sometimes surgery may be needed to fix it.

In brief: Yes
Carpal tunnel is a condition in the wrist where a nerve (the median nerve) is "pinched" by tendons that surround it as it travels through an area in the wrist called the carpal tunnel.
The symptoms generally occur after the wrist has been flexed (making the carpal tunnel smaller) . Symptoms may resolve with antiinflammatory meds, rest and splinting. Sometimes surgery may be needed to fix it.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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