Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem with the nerves of the hand. It happens when the median nerve gets squeezed inside a thin passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This nerve gives feeling to the thumb, index, and middle fingers, and half the ring finger. This causes tingling, numbness, and pain in the hand. It can cause you to lose your grip and drop things.

It is treated with activity changes, wrist splint, and drugs. Surgery may be done if symptoms are severe. Some people look to natural treatments to help ease symptoms.

Natural Treatments

Possibly Effective

Possibly Effective / Possibly Not Effective

Unlikely to Be Effective

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Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution

Talk to your doctor about all herbs or pills you are taking. Some may get in the way of your treatment or other health problems you may have.

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