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Does infrared reduce inflammation in carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

No, infrared is one of the wavelengths of visible light.
It is not really a proven treatment for carpal Tunnel syndrome. It does not reduce inflammation in the carpal tunnel.

In brief: No

No, infrared is one of the wavelengths of visible light.
It is not really a proven treatment for carpal Tunnel syndrome. It does not reduce inflammation in the carpal tunnel.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No, it is just a --

-heat source & does not penatrate the skin.
If anything it can cause increased blood flow as the hand sends signals 2 the brain, telling it is hot & needs cooling. This can increase inflammation, not reduce it. NSAIDS & cold will decrease the inflammation.

In brief: No, it is just a --

-heat source & does not penatrate the skin.
If anything it can cause increased blood flow as the hand sends signals 2 the brain, telling it is hot & needs cooling. This can increase inflammation, not reduce it. NSAIDS & cold will decrease the inflammation.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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