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  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Surgery

    Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome are treated without surgery. Surgery is considered only when: Symptoms have not improved after a long period of nonsurgical treatment. Some experts recommend that surgery not be considered until after at least a yea

  2. 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 ...

  3. Safe Hand and Wrist Movements - 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

  4. 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,

  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers or, less commonly, the palm. Symptoms most often occur in the parts of the hand supplied by the median nerve: the thumb, index finger, middle finge

  6. 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.

  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Exams and Tests

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually diagnosed from the results of a: Medical history, including any medical conditions or illnesses, prior injuries, current symptoms, or daily activities that may be causing your symptoms. Hand diagram. You may be asked to h

  8. 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.

  9. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Health Tools

    This health tools will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding carpal tunnel.

  10. 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.

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