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    1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a specific group of symptoms that can include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers, thumb, hand, and occasionally in the arm.

    2. 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

    3. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

      Informatin on endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

    4. 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

    5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Other Treatment

      Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include: Physical therapy techniques, such as ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and stretching and range - of - motion exercises. Ultrasound therapy uses high - pitched sound waves to create heat, which may help decreas

    6. 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.

    7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Prevention

      Because carpal tunnel syndrome is usually caused by multiple factors-including health conditions and activities-the most important step in preventing it is to take good care of your general health. This includes maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking,

    8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Reducing Pain and Swelling - Topic Overview

      Your doctor can give you information about exercises for building flexibility and strength in your hand, wrist, and arm.Exercises for flexibility may include:Rotating your wrist up, down, and from side to side.Stretching your fingers far apart, then relaxing them, then stretching them again.Stretching your thumb by pulling it back gently, holding it, and then releasing it.Exercises to increase strength may include:Squeezing a rubber ball.Wrist curls and extensions with a light weight.If any exercise or motion causes pain or swelling, stop that exercise, or reduce the intensity or amount of motion.

    9. 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 ...

    10. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Reducing Pain and Swelling - 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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