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  1. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview

    The following tips may prevent finger,hand,and wrist injuries: Do exercises that strengthen your hand and arm muscles. Stop,change,or take a break from activities that cause your symptoms. Reduce the speed and force of repetitive movements in activities such as hammering,typing,knitting,quilting,sweeping,raking,racquet sports,or rowing. Change positions when holding objects,such as ...

  2. Physical Exam for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    As part of the physical exam for carpal tunnel symptoms, your health professional will: Examine your neck, arms, wrists, and hands, comparing the strength and appearance of both sides. Check your thumb for strength and movement by watching you grip or pinch an object. Examine other parts of your arm, to check for problems with another nerve in your arm. If your health professional suspects ...

  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Activities to Limit - Topic Overview

    Activities that may increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome include: Repetitive motions. Continuous use of the hands and fingers,as when knitting or doing needlepoint with the wrist bent (flexed) Frequent bending or twisting of the wrist,as when using a screwdriver Repeated squeezing or gripping with the hand,as when using a spray bottle Moving the fingers while the wrist is bent inward ...

  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Increases Your Risk

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any combination of health conditions and physical activities that increase pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist.

  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Cause

    Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and what causes it.

  6. Open Carpal Tunnel Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    During open carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Medications

    Medication is often used to treat symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Medication may relieve swelling, inflammation, and pain in the wrist or hand. Reducing swelling in the wrist will relieve pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and relieve c

  8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: 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 tin

  9. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is based on the seriousness of the condition, whether there is any nerve damage, and whether other treatment has helped.

  10. Wrist Splint for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    A wrist splint is a brace that looks like a fingerless glove and that stabilizes your wrist in a straight and sometimes slightly bent-back position. Wearing a wrist splint minimizes pressure on the median nerve and allows you a period of "relative rest" from movements that make carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Think about these guidelines when you use a wrist splint: When worn to stabilize the ...

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