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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Depends on severity!

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery.
My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia.

In brief: Depends on severity!

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery.
My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia.
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