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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome can sometimes be treated at home.
  • Try changing activities that are contributing to it, wearing a wrist splint, and taking OTC pain medications.

When you may need a provider

  • You still have symptoms after 6 weeks of home treatment.
  • You have serious symptoms like weakness in the hand and fingers, wasting of the thumb muscles in the palm of the hand, or difficulty with fine motor tasks
  • You may need to see a provider in person for a physical exam.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain and swelling
  • Numbness and tingling in the fingers
  • Weakness of the fingers (especially after a fall or other trauma to the hand and wrist)

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