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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Other Treatment

Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Physical therapy. This includes ultrasound, stretching, and range-of-motion exercises. In some clinics, these therapies may be done by an occupational therapist.
  • Wrist splints.
  • 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).
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Complementary and alternative treatments

Some people try complementary and alternative treatments 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

  • Acupuncture.
  • Yoga.
  • Manual therapies, such as mobilization.
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). High doses of vitamin B6 can cause nerve problems (neuropathy). Talk to your doctor before you use vitamin B6 supplements.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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