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Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The treatment and management of carpal tunnel syndrome requires that pressure in the carpal tunnel be reduced. There are several ways to do this. As with all health problems, the safest and simplest treatments are tried first. If your carpal tunnel syndrome is due to another treatable condition, such as diabetes or a hormone disorder, that condition may be treated first to see if the carpal tunnel syndrome resolves. To treat carpal tunnel syndrome directly, the options are:
  • Rest and exercises
  • Splinting
  • Medications
  • Cortisone injections
  • Surgery
Specific treatment descriptions can be found under the following categories:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

References

Huisstede BM, Hoogvliet P, Randsdorp MS, et al. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Part I: effectiveness of nonsurgical treatments--a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil . 2010 Jul;91(7):981-1004.

Huisstede BM, Randsdorp MS, Coert JH, et al. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Part II: effectiveness of surgical treatments--a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil . 2010;91(7):1005-1024.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu/ .

National Library of Medicine website. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ .

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