Can ease pain and prevent further or permanent
damage to your median nerve.
May completely relieve your symptoms
if you start treatment when symptoms first occur.
If you have mild symptoms, such as occasional tingling,
numbness, weakness, or pain in your fingers or hand, follow these steps to
Rest your fingers, hand, and wrist.
Stop activities that you think may be causing numbness
and pain. When your symptoms improve, resume the activity gradually. As you do, keep your wrists straight
or only slightly bent.
Ice your wrist for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, once or twice an hour.
Consider taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
relieve pain and reduce swelling. Studies
haven't shown NSAIDs to be effective for carpal tunnel syndrome, but they may help
relieve your symptoms. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
wrist splint at night to keep your wrist in a neutral
position and relieve pressure on your median nerve.