Carpel Tunnel Treatment

People who are suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome should seek out treatment as quickly as possible. Doctors will encourage their patient to avoid any strenuous activities involving the affected hand for 2 weeks to keep the symptoms from becoming worse and causing more damage. They will also have them wear a specially designed carpel tunnel brace to keep them from bending their hand and to reduce swelling. But for some people this is not enough.

NSAIDs

People who have short term symptoms or who have problems from a lot of activity may be instructed to use non steroidal anti lamasery drugs. This includes; ibuprofen, aspirin, and other non-prescription pain relievers.

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are injected into the wrist or can be taken orally. They work to relive pressure that is being placed on the median nerve and will give the patient temporary relief from their mild symptoms.

Exercise

There are strengthening and stretching exercises that could help to fix the problem – but is only used on people whose symptoms have diminished. Usually a physical therapist will help you with these carpel tunnel exercises and teach you how to perform them properly without causing further damage.

Carpel Tunnel Release

This is a very common surgical procedure that is used on people who have had ongoing carpel tunnel symptoms for more than 6 months. During this carpel tunnel surgery the surgeon will cut the band of tissue that surrounds the wrist.

Alternative Treatments

Some patients prefer to use alternative carpel tunnel treatment to relieve some of the pain. These treatments include chiropractic therapy and acupuncture. Yoga is also known to relieve some of the pain and to bring back strength to the hand.