Health Tip: Coping With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome12/28/12
(HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tissues
adjoining tendons in the wrist swell and apply pressure to a nearby
nerve, causing numbness and pain.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says nonsurgical
options to treat the condition include:
- Wearing a splint or brace while sleeping to keep the wrist in
the proper position, or wearing a splint while doing activities
that worsen symptoms.
- Taking an anti-inflammatory drug to manage pain.
- Avoiding activities that aggravate the condition, or changing
the way the hands are used during those activities.
- Getting steroid injections to provide temporary symptom
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