Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome depends on the type and duration of symptoms. It will usually start with conservative treatment using the wrist splint and you will get a corticosteroid injection to reduce the aroma. If this does not provide relief or if your symptoms are severe, you may have carpal tunnel release surgery. Over-the-counter (OTC) therapy.
Wearing or bracelets at night is usually the first form of treatment.
You can find wrist splints in a variety of drug stores. A rigid split that aligns your wrist in a neutral position. You can also find more flexible sprints that may be suitable for day to day use.
You can use OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen to help relieve the pain symptoms. However, these drugs do not improve the condition. Home remedies and lifestyle.
You can apply cold packs on your wrists to help reduce pigs. It is good to avoid activities that may make your symptoms worse. You should constantly take breaks to rest your hands on any activity when the wrist is thrown. Avoid sleeping on your hands, especially your wrists.
Your doctor may prescribe a professional bedding to be manufactured by a occupational therapist that will suit you properly. Oral corticosteroids can be prescribed to reduce swelling and swelling.
However, it is more likely that a cortisone injection will be given as a procedure. Surgery and procedures.
Additional treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms if they do not respond to conservative treatment. You can be referred to a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon.
Cortisone injections have long been used as a treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. The injection may be guided by endoscopy. There are potential side effects, they are often considered safer than surgery. They are most effective when the underlying cause of CTS is temporary and will resolve, such as a condition worse than CTS or injury caused by a molecular cause. Occasionally a cortisone injection is given to confirm the diagnosis of CTS, which should be at least temporarily relieved by the injection. Symptoms will not be relieved by injection at this site for a different reason.
Your doctor may refer you to a hand therapist as a conservative treatment or during recovery from surgery. A doctor can teach you gliding and tendon gliding exercises. A hand therapist can also use iontophoresis to manage steroids through the skin. Therapeutic ultrasound can also be used to reduce pain and tenderness.
Carpal tunnel release surgery
In carpal tunnel surgery, the pressure around the wrist is cut to relieve pressure on the external medical system. You will usually be relieved of your symptoms. The veins grow in one place and provide additional space for the nerve in the carpal tunnel. Surgery can be done in two ways:
Carpal tunnel release surgery is the next step if the symptoms are severe or they do not respond to conservative treatment. This is an outpatient day surgery subject to local or regional anesthesia. You will go home that day.
However, you may be persecuted and therefore you will need someone else to run the house. Often you need surgery on both hands and the surgery can be performed at the same time.
- The open resolution surgery is made with a scalpel on the wrist and biting the heartbeat.
- Endoscopic surgery uses one or two small engines in the wrist and palm to insert the camera attached to the tablet and cut it into the penis with a small circle placed through the penis.
After the surgery it is possible that you will be advised to wear a wristband or wrist for several weeks. You can adjust your work duties while recovering and getting help while doing tasks, but you should be able to drive quickly and do a light lift.
Full recovery after surgery may take a few months, during which you will experience some minor weaknesses. It usually returns within two to three months, but can take place in the years where nerve restriction was severe. Only about half of the carpal tunnel surgeries performed are fully restored to normal use and sensation. It is normal that there is some mildness or weakness after recovery. The good news is that recurrence of the problem is rare. If you still have pain and weakness after two months, a hand can be sent to a physician to help with the recovery.
Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)
A review of studies in 2010 reported on limited evidence that some alternative therapies may be helpful for CTS. Here are the findings of that review:
- Yoga can help strengthen your upper body and improve your strength. It has been noted by the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as helpful. However, a controlled study for the use of yoga has not been performed in the past 20 years.
- Acupuncture was supported by an adjunct therapy or alternatively by the 1997 NIH Consent Statement. Various studies have shown conclusive evidence that is effective. Needle acupuncture, acupuncture, or laser acupuncture can be performed by alternative therapy practitioners. Low-level laser therapy may also occur with the central nerve compared to acupuncture sites. The evidence for its effectiveness is similar.
- Magnetic field therapy also has some studies, most recently with no effect.
While there is no study on their use, some physicians recommend these alternative therapies:
- Feldenkraus, which is a form of re-education. It is aimed at improving coordination, reducing joint stress and improved flexibility.
- Hellerwork is a form of bodywork that works deep tissue around the forearm and wrist, education about posture and movement, and dialogue about emotions that can move your muscles and breathe.
- Supplements: Vitamin B6 has been suggested as a supplement to which it can help with pain relief. However, caution is needed because high feet can cause nerve damage. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that has been suggested by some alternative therapists for CTS. The theory of enzyme supplements such as serpeptase, bromelain and papain is proposed by some alternative practitioners in that they can reduce tissue inflammation. Discuss any supplements with your doctor that they may not be suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, or other medical conditions. They may also have interactions with other drugs.