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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Health Feed

Hi sir / mam what is the best treatment for ulnar play (cubital tunnel syndrome) instead of surgery.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (38718ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi sir / mam what is the best treatment for ulnar play (cubital tunnel syndrome) instead of surgery.
Cold compresses can help reduce swelling in the area. Cooling also helps to numb sharp pain. Apply an ice pack for up to 20 minutes, up to five times a day. Use a frozen gel pack, ice cubes in a plastic bag, or a bag of frozen peas. Wrap the cold pack in a soft towel. Do not apply a cold pack directly to skin. Heat therapy heat helps to relax tense muscles and soothe a stiff area. It can help with muscle pain and bonny pain. Use a heated gel pack, heating pad or a hot water bottle.
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Hi sir/ mam which is the best treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome and how long it will be take to cure?

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8828ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi sir/ mam which is the best treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome and how long it will be take to cure?
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. If these conservative measures fail to provide relief after three months, your doctor may consider surgery to reduce pressure on the radial nerve. Surgery is often recommended in severe cases, particularly those in which the wrist becomes weak or droopy or it becomes difficult to extend the fingers. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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carpal tunnel syndrome. Doctor advised to use some medication for six weeks and advised to use carpal tunnel wrist band. Seems temporary relief now. Pls advise how to get permanent relief from it.

Dr.Ambadi Kumar 94% (9824ratings)
MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
carpal tunnel syndrome. Doctor advised to use some medication for six weeks and advised to use carpal tunnel wrist ba...
There are multiple causes for your health problem .treat the root cause and not the symptoms or disease. Medical history provided is insufficient detailed history is needed to identify your disease triggers .get educated first before taking any medicines .share your doctors prescription 2) provide all blood and other investigation test results has your current Dr. done all a) 4 inflammatory markers) all 12 vitamins levels. C) all 8 mineral levels, deficiency of vitamins and minerals may be triggers for your disease. Free general advice for any disease will not work. It has to be specific to your disease triggers. You only get what you pay. Want to know how to cure your disease naturally with diet, lifestyle changes, and quality supplements, and no medicines get your own individualized diet plan along with healing and immune boosting recipes never given by your doctor which cures your disease take a consultation rashid if you are serious about your health, value your health. And want a cure and not control of your disease.
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I am suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome. Left hand feel weakness at time of working. Please help.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (8828ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome. Left hand feel weakness at time of working. Please help.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. It happens when there is increased pressure within the wrist on a nerve called the median nerve. This nerve provides sensation to the thumb, index, and middle fingers, and to half of the ring finger. Let's have a detailed discussion to ensure proper treatment.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - How To Avert It?

Chd City Hospital 86% (11ratings)
Multi Speciality, Chandigarh
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - How To Avert It?

The human hand has multiple bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles which in unison help us to grip things and manipulate other objects to do our work. Within the wrist lies a narrow passageway on the palm side which houses the main nerve for movement of the nine tendons. These tendons help us to move our fingers individually and grip things or accomplish any task we want with our hands.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where this nerve gets pinched due to variety of factors and may have adverse affects. Some of the symptoms include tingling, numbness and pain with movements of the arm. 

Causes of Carpal tunnel syndrome

The nerve within the wrist which is known as the median nerve can be pinched due to a variety of factors:

1. Movements, where the wrists are always higher and in an angle - Repetitive movements of the wrists where the hands are always at a lower angle, can increase the chances of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is usually a workplace related problem and thus be caused by bad hand posture.

2. Medical conditions - There are certain medical conditions that may also trigger the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome such as diabetes, thyroid, menopause and other problems.

3. Pregnancy - Pregnancy has also known to cause carpal tunnel disorder as it can alter the balance of fluids within your body. However, other factors could also put your fluids in imbalance and cause problems with the median nerve.

4. Conditions that my cause inflammation - Certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause the inflammation within the joints which might lead to the median nerve being pinched which in turn might lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Some preventive measures from carpal tunnel syndrome

1. Breaks from repetitive work - It is important for your wrists to have a break when you are doing repetitive tasks that might cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Relax and stretch your muscles within the break time

2. Wear wrist splints - These are support devices which can help correct problems for repetitive actions throughout the day while you are sleeping. 

3. Take pain reliever if you start having chronic pains - If your wrist pain is not letting you functions normally, take a pain reliever such as ibuprofen or aspirin and go to a doctor as soon as possible for a more thorough treatment.

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Hi, Is physiotherapy useful for carpal tunnel syndrome? I have carpal tunnel syndrome from 1 month. I am taking anti inflammation drugs and pregabalin 50 once a day. But the left hand also swelling as the carpal tunnel syndrome started from the right hand wrist and index finger. Will I take high dose of pregabalin?

Dr.S.K. Tandon 97% (51742ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE), CCIGC ( GERIATRIC CARE )
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Yes physiotherapy is useful in carpel tunnel syndrome. Also use pregabalin if vitamin b12 is short or deficient.
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I am 20 years old. I have esr level 54. Aso level 185. I am taking medicine pregabid 50 once a day, shelcalhd once a day, ogipod 200 twice a day, rnd decet 150 twice a day and depura60k once per 10 days. The doctor told me that, I am suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Beside of these medications I have pain in my carpal tunnel, with the index finger. What should I do?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (38718ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 20 years old. I have esr level 54. Aso level 185. I am taking medicine pregabid 50 once a day, shelcalhd once a ...
Treat carpal tunnel syndrome as early as possible after symptoms start. Take more frequent breaks to rest your hands. Avoiding activities that worsen symptoms and applying cold packs to reduce swelling also may help. Other treatment options include wrist splinting, medications and surgery. Splinting and other conservative treatments are more likely to help if you've had only mild to moderate symptoms for less than 10 months. Lifestyle and home remedies these steps may provide temporary symptom relief: •take short breaks from repetitive activities involving the use of your hands. •lose weight if you are overweight or obese. •rotate your wrists and stretch your palms and fingers. •take a pain reliever, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (advil, motrin ib, others) or naproxen sodium (aleve). •wear a snug, not tight, wrist splint at night. You can find these over-the-counter at most drugstores or pharmacies. •avoid sleeping on your hands. If pain, numbness or weakness recurs and persists, see your doctor. Alternative medicine integrate alternative therapies into your treatment plan to help you cope with carpal tunnel syndrome. You may have to experiment to find a treatment that works for you. Always check with your doctor before trying any complementary or alternative treatment. •yoga. Yoga postures designed for strengthening, stretching and balancing the upper body and joints may help reduce pain and improve grip strength. •hand therapy. Early research suggests that certain physical and occupational hand therapy techniques may reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. •ultrasound therapy. High-intensity ultrasound can be used to raise the temperature of a targeted area of body tissue to reduce pain and promote healing. Research shows inconsistent results with this therapy, but a course of ultrasound therapy over several weeks may help reduce symptoms.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - How To Handle It?

Dr.Puneet S Shah 85% (12ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - Orthopedics, M.Ch
Orthopedic Doctor, Nashik
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - How To Handle It?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful one that is born from a strain on the median nerve, which loops through the wrist bone to connect it with the rest of the hand and fingers so as to promote motion. This condition can be a painful and debilitating one that usually starts at night, and affects the various fingers, especially the thumb and index finger. The symptoms include numbness, a tingling sensation, a weak grip, and the inability to do many tasks that involve the thumb and index finger. There are many ways of treating this condition with the help of physiotherapy, steroids and corticosteroids. There are easier ways of dealing with this issue on an everyday basis, as follows.

*  Wrist Splint: It is a good idea to wear a wrist splint at night which will keep the bones and muscles stationery as the pain in this condition usually starts at night. This will also prevent further damage to the median nerve. 

*  Activity: Keep your activity to a minimum to give your hand and rest, in particular, some much-needed rest from the pain, numbness and tingling. Further, you need to avoid activities that cause too much pain and numbness. Also, take care to keep your thumb and wrist straight during other activities so that there is less strain on the median nerve.

*  Strength and Flexibility: Many times, the pain from the wrist and fingers can spread towards the arm as well. In order to prevent this and to treat the pain on a more long term basis, it is important to turn to some mild exercise which can make the area more flexible and strong. This can include wrist twists which can be done ten times for each hand. One can also try Yoga to strengthen the joints in the upper body.

*  Ice Pack: Use an ice pack or ice compress on your wrist for ten to fifteen minutes each every few hours to help in relieving unbearable pain.

*  Anti Inflammation Medication: Patients suffering from this condition can also turn to non-steroid medication that will help in bringing down the inflammation. This inflammation is usually responsible to a great extent for symptoms like numbness and pain which can halt various activities. These drugs may include aspirin, ibuprofen, and even naproxen sodium

* Taking Breaks: One must take regular breaks at work and flex the fingers and the wrist so that the painful bending posture does not make matters worse.
 
Ensuring that you manage your everyday functioning despite Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a matter of balancing your activities with rest.

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Easy Ways To Deal With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr.Manoj Jain 88% (25ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
Easy Ways To Deal With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful one that is born from a strain on the median nerve, which loops through the wrist bone to connect it with the rest of the hand and fingers so as to promote motion. This condition can be a painful and debilitating one that usually starts at night, and affects the various fingers, especially the thumb and index finger.

The symptoms include numbness, a tingling sensation, a weak grip, and the inability to do many tasks that involve the thumb and index finger. There are many ways of treating this condition with the help of physiotherapy, steroids and corticosteroids.

There are easier ways of dealing with this issue on an everyday basis, as follows.

*  Wrist Splint: It is a good idea to wear a wrist splint at night which will keep the bones and muscles stationery as the pain in this condition usually starts at night. This will also prevent further damage to the median nerve. 

*  Activity: Keep your activity to a minimum to give your hand and rest, in particular, some much needed rest from the pain, numbness and tingling. Further, you need to avoid activities that cause too much pain and numbness. Also, take care to keep your thumb and wrist straight during other activities so that there is less strain on the median nerve.

*  Strength and Flexibility: Many times, the pain from the wrist and fingers can spread towards the arm as well. In order to prevent this and to treat the pain on a more long term basis, it is important to turn to some mild exercise which can make the area more flexible and strong. This can include wrist twists which can be done ten times for each hand. One can also try Yoga to strengthen the joints in the upper body.

*  Ice Pack: Use an ice pack or ice compress on your wrist for ten to fifteen minutes each every few hours to help in reliving unbearable pain.

*  Anti Inflammation Medication: Patients suffering from this condition can also turn to non steroid medication that will help in bringing down the inflammation. This inflammation is usually responsible to a great extent for symptoms like numbness and pain which can halt various activities. These drugs may include aspirin, ibuprofen, and even naproxen sodium

*  Taking Breaks: One must take regular breaks at work and flex the fingers and the wrist so that the painful bending posture does not make matters worse.
 
Ensuring that you manage your everyday functioning despite Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a matter of balancing your activities with rest.

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