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Suggest medication for carpal tunnel syndrome

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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: im 83 yrs i have a hard to sleep my right is worse than my left i cant afford surgy and cant take asprin i was wondering if there was a medication for carpul tunnel???
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Steroid injections can help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Unfortunately medicines are not much effective in case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Your nerves are compressed in the wrist what causes the pain. Releasing the compression is the method to treat it.
In some cases steroid injection into carpal tunnel can help. You may also try lukewarm compresses on your wrists and Diclophenac for the pain.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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what does diciophenac mean
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Its the name of the painkiller.

Detailed Answer:
Diclophenac is the name of painkiller. It should be effective in case of your condition.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Steroid injections can help. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Unfortunately medicines are not much effective in case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Your nerves are compressed in the wrist what causes the pain. Releasing the compression is the method to treat it. In some cases steroid injection into carpal tunnel can help. You may also try lukewarm compresses on your wrists and Diclophenac for the pain. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.