Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Reference Physical therapy. This includes Reference ultrasound Opens New Window, stretching, and range-of-motion exercises. In some clinics, these therapies may be done by an Reference occupational therapist Opens New Window.
- Reference Wrist splints.
- Retraining (learning new ways of doing things), and ergonomic considerations (such as having your body in the correct posture and position and using equipment that is right for your strength and ability).
Complementary and alternative treatments
Some people try complementary and alternative treatments to help with the symptoms of tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain felt in the fingers or hand. There is not strong evidence that they help.Reference 1 Some of these treatments include
- Reference Acupuncture.
- Reference Yoga.
- Reference Manual therapies Opens New Window, such as mobilization.
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). High doses of vitamin B6 can cause nerve problems (neuropathy). Talk to your doctor before you use vitamin B6 supplements.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 2, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery