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Which treatments are most highly recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Carpal Tunnel

There are multiple treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, an unpredictable neurologic condition.
Night splints, activity modification and injections are all conservative options, though surgical intervention may eventually be needed. An emg/nerve conduction study can help determine the severity of your cts.

In brief: Carpal Tunnel

There are multiple treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, an unpredictable neurologic condition.
Night splints, activity modification and injections are all conservative options, though surgical intervention may eventually be needed. An emg/nerve conduction study can help determine the severity of your cts.
Dr. Mark Galland
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Beyond genetic predisposition, carpal tunnel syndrome is related to overuse and misuse of the hand/wrist.
Very often, this same misuse/overuse of the upper extremity can predispose to rsi conditions such as tendonitis of the wrist and elbow, not to mention worsening of neck problems. So, above all else modify use of the hand, typically with a splint. Also consider therapy and possibly injection.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Beyond genetic predisposition, carpal tunnel syndrome is related to overuse and misuse of the hand/wrist.
Very often, this same misuse/overuse of the upper extremity can predispose to rsi conditions such as tendonitis of the wrist and elbow, not to mention worsening of neck problems. So, above all else modify use of the hand, typically with a splint. Also consider therapy and possibly injection.
Dr. Robert Gluck
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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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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery is indeed highly successful for those who fail conservative/non-surgical management. Agreed. But, notwithstanding a lower success rate, conservative management is still clearly the first step.
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