Rest and Splinting
Take regular breaks and avoid repetitive wrist movements. Wearing a splint at night can help alleviate symptoms by keeping the wrist in a neutral position.
Stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve flexibility and reduce pain in the hands and wrists. Consult with a physical therapist to develop a safe and effective exercise plan.
Make adjustments to your work environment and daily activities to reduce strain on the wrists. This may include using a wrist pad while typing or using an ergonomic mouse.
Cold or Heat Therapy
Applying ice or heat to the affected area can help reduce pain and inflammation. Experiment to see which works best for you.
Pain Relief Creams
Over-the-counter or prescription creams containing anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as capsaicin or diclofenac, can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
Some individuals find relief from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms with acupuncture treatment, which involves the insertion of small needles into specific points on the body.
Massaging the affected area can help reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation, potentially reducing pain and discomfort.
Practices such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing can help reduce stress and tension in the body, potentially reducing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce strain on the wrists and potentially reduce carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
Over-the-counter or prescription medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids, can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in the wrist. Consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best medication regimen for you.