Wear a wrist splint at night. This takes pressure off your median
The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances
of stopping symptoms and preventing long-term damage to the nerve.
may need medicine for carpal tunnel syndrome or for a health problem that made
you likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome.
Surgery is an option.
But it's usually used only when symptoms are so bad that you can't work or do
other things even after several weeks to months of other treatment.
To keep carpal tunnel syndrome from coming back, take care of
your basic health. Stay at a healthy weight. Don't smoke. Exercise to stay
strong and flexible. If you have a long-term health problem, such as arthritis
or diabetes, follow your doctor's advice for keeping your condition under
You can also try to take good care of your wrists and
Try to keep your wrist in a neutral
Use your whole hand—not just your fingers—to hold
When you type, keep your wrists straight, with your hands
a little higher than your wrists. Relax your shoulders when your arms are at
If you can, switch hands often when you repeat