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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Overview


Updated June 09, 2014

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Initial Treatment with Night Splints
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In most patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, initial treatment is usually simple. The first options used for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome typically include anti-inflammatory medications and wrist splints. It is recommended that a wrist splint be worn at night while sleeping. While sleeping, people often hold their wrists in a position that allows the median nerve to become pinched. The night splint holds the nerve in a relaxed position.

Some doctors may recommend the use of a cortisone injection for the treatment of carpal tunnel before surgical treatment is considered. The cortisone injection is often a temporary solution, but it may lead to lasting relief of symptoms.

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