Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Physical therapy or occupational therapy. This includes ultrasound, stretching, and range-of-motion exercises.
- Wrist splints.
- Manual therapies, such as mobilization.
- Retraining (learning new ways of doing things), and ergonomic considerations (such as having your body in the correct posture and position and using equipment that is right for your strength and ability).
Some people try complementary medicine to help with the symptoms of tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain felt in the fingers or hand. There is not strong evidence that they help.1 Some of these treatments include:
- Dietary supplements, such as vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). High doses of vitamin B6 can cause nerve problems (neuropathy).
Talk with your doctor about any complementary health practice that you would like to try or are already using. Your doctor can help you manage your health better if he or she knows about all of your health practices.