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What are some exercises to relieve carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Neutral position

The primary thing to do is prevent increased pressure across the carpal tunnel itself, such as by flexing or hyperextending the wrists.
Wearing neutral position wrist splints at night can prevent the natural tendency to flex the wrist while asleep and provide significant relief in many cases.

In brief: Neutral position

The primary thing to do is prevent increased pressure across the carpal tunnel itself, such as by flexing or hyperextending the wrists.
Wearing neutral position wrist splints at night can prevent the natural tendency to flex the wrist while asleep and provide significant relief in many cases.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine

In brief: Stretch and massage

Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain.
She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture!

In brief: Stretch and massage

Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain.
She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture!
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Nerve gliding

It can be helpful, in addition to wearing a neutral wrist splint at night, to do nerve and tendon gliding exercises.
Pull your wrist into maximal extension, and then make a fist. Then bring your wrist into maximal flexion and extend your fingers.

In brief: Nerve gliding

It can be helpful, in addition to wearing a neutral wrist splint at night, to do nerve and tendon gliding exercises.
Pull your wrist into maximal extension, and then make a fist. Then bring your wrist into maximal flexion and extend your fingers.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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