What can you do to prevent getting carpel tunnel syndrome? Are you suppose to wear a wrist brace all the time?

Hard to say. It is the most common hand diagnosis and in over 50% of the time will occur in both hands-if tou have it a wrist brace can help and you can use it as much as needed.

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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...

I lifted something really heavy yesterday, had pins and needles in my wrist today. Bought a wrist brace for carpel tunnel. Am I responding correctly?

Could be. Most common explanation would be nerve compression at wrist, but could also be due to alternative location, even elbow. The wrist brace may help, but if problem worsens, or additional issues arise, see your doctor and get this checked out. Read more...
Not sure. You may have pinched a nerve in yor neck causing the symtoms. If not resolved in a few weeks you may want to get it checked out. Wearing the splint won't hurt but also may not help. 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...