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    Default Carpal tunnel syndrome - advice please?

    Hi folks,

    I've just been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and have been told there is basically nought to do but wait it out. But I have 11 weeks to go! I was wondering if anyone else has sufferered from this, and what if yes, what did you do about it.

    I find that the only thing that helps is a really hot shower. But the pain returns a few minutes after I get out.

    Any ideas please? Thanks


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    Hi, I'm not sure if this is of any help to you, it's a link to an info page on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I copied the treatment options section. I would give physio a try if you can afford it. If you have private health insurance they may pay a % or your hospital may also offer sessions covered by medicare to pregnant women if you see the hospital physio.

    I hope your able to find something that will help ease the pain and help you get through the next 11 weeks.

    Carpal tunnel syndrome - Better Health Channel.


    Treatment options

    Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may include:

    Rest from any positions or movements that make the symptoms worse
    Physiotherapy
    Wearing a wrist splint, especially at night
    Cortisone injections or tablets to reduce the inflammation
    Fluid tablets to reduce swelling

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    Hi Shalou,
    Thanks for the advice. I have seen a remedial massuer and after two treatments with no results, she has referrred me to a physio specialising in hand and wrist complaints. Wish me luck! Thanks

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    when i was diognosed with it , i hat to wear wrist braces and take vitamin B tablets . . . but u should ask ur dr beofre taking anything for it of course

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    oh i had it to its so painful i slept with my arm up straight and raised.

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