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How effective are NSAIDs at treating carpal tunnel syndrome?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

NSAIDs have not been found very effective for the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. They are not recommended as a primary treatment, but may help ease pain and swelling that result from strenuous activity. 

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