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Is surgery the best way to treat carpul tunnel as a type 1 diabetic?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Deitch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is an option if non-surgical methods fail to relieve the symptoms.
No surgical options include: night time wrist braces, corticosteroid injection, activity modification, weight reduction and making sure metabolic factors such as thyroid hormone are in balance.

In brief: Not necessarily
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is an option if non-surgical methods fail to relieve the symptoms.
No surgical options include: night time wrist braces, corticosteroid injection, activity modification, weight reduction and making sure metabolic factors such as thyroid hormone are in balance.
Dr. Mark Deitch
Dr. Mark Deitch
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: "Best" is what works
The "best" treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is the most conservative treatment that works.
Usually we start with a splint, anti-inflammatory medications, ice, physical therapy, injections, and then consider surgery. If all these have been tried to their fullest extent without any benefit, then surgery may be the next (and last) option.

In brief: "Best" is what works
The "best" treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is the most conservative treatment that works.
Usually we start with a splint, anti-inflammatory medications, ice, physical therapy, injections, and then consider surgery. If all these have been tried to their fullest extent without any benefit, then surgery may be the next (and last) option.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Yes
With iddm/type 1 dm, carpal tunnel syndrome has a terrible tough time getting better without surgery.

In brief: Yes
With iddm/type 1 dm, carpal tunnel syndrome has a terrible tough time getting better without surgery.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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