How is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) treated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compression neuropathy) is evinced by pain or paresthesias in the median nerve distribution of the hand, a positive Phalen or positive Tinel test, or positive findings on electromyography (EMG). Therapy includes rest, temporary immobilization, NSAIDs, and surgery.


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