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How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Friday, 27 May 2011 11:34 AM

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is based on the cause and the severity of the disease. The first and the most basic treatment is to immobilize the wrist by employing wrist splints and hand braces and apply an ice pack to the affected area.

To a certain extent, this treatment relieves carpal tunnel pain. The next level of carpal tunnel syndrome treatment includes certain exercises, advised by a physiotherapist, that help alleviate carpal tunnel pain.

In addition to this treatment, anti-inflammatory medicines are administered. Occasional shots of cortisone are given to the wrist if the carpal tunnel pain is too severe. If none of the above treatments work, surgery is the only alternative. Carpal tunnel surgery involves operating a particular ligament associated with the disease, followed by extensive physiotherapy that leads to improvement in weeks.

Natural treatment methods are also available to tackle carpal tunnel syndrome. Using a wrist pad along with your keyboard, taking frequent breaks between work, hanging hands over the side of the bed at night, and massaging hands and wrists to relieve pressure are some of the natural treatments that eliminate the need for surgery.

For more information on carpal tunnel, consult the following:

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: How Your Diet Plays a Role

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