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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Find out how to choose the appropriate brace or splint for your patient’s condition, and to determine the correct size, fit, and duration of use. Selecting an inappropriate brace or splint may lead to delayed healing or further injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve. Learn about physical examination findings that provide additional clues to the diagnosis, as well as treatment options.
What are the effects of drug, nondrug, and surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting approximately 3 to 6 percent of adults in the general population. Although the cause is not usually determined, it can include trauma, repetitive maneuvers, certain diseases, and pregnancy. Symptoms are related to compression...
Aug 15, 2003 Issue
Which Nonsurgical Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are Beneficial? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
A 10- to 14-day course of oral corticosteroids, wrist splints, ultrasonography, yoga, and carpal bone mobilization provide short-term benefit. Ergonomic keyboards, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), exercise, neurodynamic mobilization, magnet therapy, chiroprac...
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects approximately 3 percent of adults in the United States. Pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve are the classic symptoms. While Tinel's sign and a positive Phalen's maneuver are classic clinical signs of the syndrome, hypalgesia and weak thumb abd...