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How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that often happens with repetitive motions. It can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and other symptoms. Treatments include:

�Lifestyle changes. If your symptoms stem from repetitive motion, take breaks more often or ease up on the activity that gives you pain. Certain stretching and strengthening exercises could help, too.

�Immobilization. You may get a splint to keep your wrist from moving and to lessen pressure on the nerves. You may wear one at night to help get rid of that numbness or tingling feeling.

�Medication. Anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid shots can help lower swelling.

�Surgery. This is a last-shot option if other treatments don�t help. Talk with your doctor about it.

From: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/11/2019

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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