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Are there alternative treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

One of the most popular alternative treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome is exercise, especially yoga. Many people find that exercises that strengthen or stretch the hands and arms can help reduce their symptoms. But be aware that rest is an important part of therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, and some exercises may worsen the condition; make sure you speak to your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Other relaxation techniques, acupuncture, and ultrasound therapy are sometimes also used, though their effectiveness has yet to be conclusively proven. Vitamin B-6 supplements may also help control symptoms.

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