Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Compression of a nerve in the wrist resulting in pain and swelling
  • Symptoms may include pain and numbness in the hand and fingers
  • Cause often occurs from excessive or repetitive use of the wrist joint
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age adults and during pregnancy
  • Can be mild with few symptoms to severe and debilitating
  • Not life threatening but can affect work productivity and quality of life

Immobilize wrist with splint

Rest the affected area

Apply cold packs to reduce swelling

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

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