Relieving Pain and Reducing Swelling Caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Steps to relieve pain and reduce swelling include:
Applying ice to the palm side of the hand and
wrist for short periods.
Avoid sleeping on your
hands. Wearing a
wrist splint at night is often
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can
help reduce swelling and relieve pain, may be helpful for some people, although
they are not generally thought to be effective for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Other lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting
smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, and controlling medical
conditions such as
diabetes may help relieve your symptoms of carpal
tunnel syndrome related to swelling.
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