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What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Start with splint

Night splinting and daily gentle stretches and flexibility exercises are they best way to treat early carpal tunnel.
As the condition progresses and splinting no longer controls the numbness, then surgical management is the best treatment.

In brief: Start with splint

Night splinting and daily gentle stretches and flexibility exercises are they best way to treat early carpal tunnel.
As the condition progresses and splinting no longer controls the numbness, then surgical management is the best treatment.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Local injection of the carpal tunnel will often resolve the issue without a need for surgery.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Early symptoms often resolve simply with splinting.
Steroid injections are a good measure if you are trying to put off surgery which is often the definitive cure.

In brief: Depends

Early symptoms often resolve simply with splinting.
Steroid injections are a good measure if you are trying to put off surgery which is often the definitive cure.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

Some studies show a 98% success rate with surgery.
Conservative treatments have a lower success rate. http://vipplasticsurgery.com/other/#carpal-tunnel.

In brief: Surgery

Some studies show a 98% success rate with surgery.
Conservative treatments have a lower success rate. http://vipplasticsurgery.com/other/#carpal-tunnel.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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