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What is the remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ramsey Ellis
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Splinting or surgery
Splinting at night has been shown to be effective, short term, in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Therapy has never been demonstrated to be of any benefit. Steroid injection has been shown to have time limited benefits. For persistent symptoms and for any loss of muscle, surgery is indicated.

In brief: Splinting or surgery
Splinting at night has been shown to be effective, short term, in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Therapy has never been demonstrated to be of any benefit. Steroid injection has been shown to have time limited benefits. For persistent symptoms and for any loss of muscle, surgery is indicated.
Dr. Ramsey Ellis
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Relieve pressure
The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatoriess. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options.

In brief: Relieve pressure
The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatoriess. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depending upon the
Severity treatment ranges from splinting to corticsteropid inceptions, medication and surgery.
It is important to have a comprehensive plan depending upon what stage the disease is in.

In brief: Depending upon the
Severity treatment ranges from splinting to corticsteropid inceptions, medication and surgery.
It is important to have a comprehensive plan depending upon what stage the disease is in.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Medic 1st, surg 2nd
Generally speaking most individuals will attempt work place or ergonomic modifications first, possibly followed by use of oral medicalions and/or splints.
Anti-inflammatory injections may be attempted by some but does carry some risk, if medical and occupational and physical therapy interventions do not resolve the condition, surgery may be indicated.

In brief: Medic 1st, surg 2nd
Generally speaking most individuals will attempt work place or ergonomic modifications first, possibly followed by use of oral medicalions and/or splints.
Anti-inflammatory injections may be attempted by some but does carry some risk, if medical and occupational and physical therapy interventions do not resolve the condition, surgery may be indicated.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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