Which medications are used in the treatment 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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Short (1-2 wk) courses of regular NSAIDs can be of benefit if there is any suggestion of inflammation in the wrist region (eg, flexor tenosynovitis, rheumatoid arthritis). Likewise, if edema is thought to be prominent, then a short course of a mild diuretic may be of benefit.


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