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What can you do to help yourself if you have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you can minimize discomfort several ways:

�Keep your wrists straight

�Use a splint or brace that helps keep your wrist in a neutral position

�Avoid flexing and extending your wrists repeatedly

�Talk to your doctor about exercises that may help

�Hold your hands and wrists correctly while working

�Set up your desk or workspace for maximum comfort

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on November 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on November 25, 2019

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