Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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CTS Prevention

Prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome includes:

  • Avoid sudden movement of the wrist.
  • Use wrist splints for carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Wear the splints at night.
    • Wear the splints while working with your hands.
  • Maintain correct posture when using a computer keyboard.
  • Perform exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome:
    • As directed by your doctor
  • Avoid heavy lifting.
  • Avoid repetitive movement of the hand.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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