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Why is my carpal tunnel hurting more with splint?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Let's see...

First thing to check is does it fit right and are you wearing it the right way.
Next thing to check is are you wearing it for the right reasons, i.E do we have the correct diagnosis? Not infrequently patients come in thinking that carpal tunnel is there problem and it actually is arthritis or tendonitis etc... Lastly, maybe some other treatment is needed. Best of luck!

In brief: Let's see...

First thing to check is does it fit right and are you wearing it the right way.
Next thing to check is are you wearing it for the right reasons, i.E do we have the correct diagnosis? Not infrequently patients come in thinking that carpal tunnel is there problem and it actually is arthritis or tendonitis etc... Lastly, maybe some other treatment is needed. Best of luck!
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Might be too tight

Try loosening the splint.
It should be tight enough to prevent wrist flexion but not too tight that it causes or exacerbates your symptoms.

In brief: Might be too tight

Try loosening the splint.
It should be tight enough to prevent wrist flexion but not too tight that it causes or exacerbates your symptoms.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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