What is included in the initial management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Nigel L Ashworth, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Given that CTS is associated with low aerobic fitness and increased body mass index (BMI), it makes some inherent sense to provide the patient with an aerobic fitness and weight-loss program. Stationary biking, cycling, or any other exercise that puts strain on the wrists probably should be avoided. The use of modalities (in particular therapeutic ultrasound) may provide short-term relief in some patients. [10, 11, 12]


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