Ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 28, 2015

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating condition that affects the hands and wrists. Here’s how to cope with pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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    Wear a wrist splint

    You can wear a wrist splint to give rest to your wrist. It ensures that your wrist remains in a neutral position. You can wear a wrist splint while sleeping for added support.

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    Treat rheumatoid arthritis

    People with rheumatoid arthritis are at greater risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist pain. Seek medical attention to get rheumatoid arthritis under control. When you reduce the inflammation, you ease carpal tunnel syndrome pain.

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    Carpal tunnel exercises

    There are certain carpal tunnel exercises that may help you during the discomfort. These exercises give workout to the wrists, to keep them limber. You can do push-ups on the knuckles, triceps extensions and bicep curls but with complete control of the wrist area.

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    Alternative therapies

    Practicing yoga, especially the yoga asanas that require you to stretch and strengthen the joints in the upper body, can ease wrist pain. Acupuncture, chiropractic care, magnets and botox treatments are among other alternative practices that have been found to help with wrist pain.

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    Rest

    Rest is important; don’t use of the affected hand or wrist for as much as possible to let the inflamed tissue to heal. If you don’t have that option, you have to ensure that you place stress on your wrists.

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