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    1. 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 ...

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

      Try to avoid hand and wrist movements that can cause pain and other symptoms.Keep your wrists straight or only slightly bent. Avoid activities that bend or twist the wrists for long periods of time.Take frequent breaks from typing or other repetitive activities to stretch your hands and wrists.Avoid doing repetitive movements (hammering, typing, knitting, quilting, sweeping, raking, playing racquet sports, rowing) for long periods of time without rest breaks.Avoid holding objects in one position for long periods of time (holding a book or playing cards).Watch your grip. Gripping with only the thumb and index finger can stress the wrist. Whenever possible, use your whole hand to grasp an object.Reduce the speed and force of repetitive hand movements.When working with tools that vibrate (drills, sanders), use specially designed gloves that support the wrist and have vibration-absorbing padding. Take frequent breaks, and switch hands often.Stop any activities that you think may be

    3. 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

    4. 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.

    5. 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 ...

    6. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

      If you spend a lot of time doing activities that involve forceful or repetitive finger or wrist movement or use of vibrating equipment, you have an increased risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). These activities can include driving, using a keyboard, working with small instruments, knitting, or using a sander. You can reduce your risk, as well as any hand pain or weakness you may ...

    7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - When To Call a Doctor

      Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in your fingers or hand that has not gone away after 2 weeks of home treatment.

    8. Wrist Splint for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - 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 ...

    9. 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.

    10. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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