Health Tip: Coping With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(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 relief.
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