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Suggest treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome

Age 41, 5'8", 175 lbs. I have a lot of pain when trying to bend my right hand/wrist forward or backward. No injury. I am suspecting tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. Any solution for this? Would a nerve conduction test or MRI be required to get further diagnosis or is there an alternative?
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

You can use wrist splint and corticosteroid injections to relive your symptoms. Wrist splint prevents the wrist from bending, which can place pressure on the median nerveand aggravate your symptoms.
Physical therapy in form of ultrasound, stretching, and range-of-motion exercises will be helpful to relieve the symptoms.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more concern.
Warm Regards.
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