Talking to Your Doctor About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with carpal tunnel syndrome. You can take an active role in your care by talking openly and often with your doctor.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that may help:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. AAOS 2016 Feb PDF.
Carpal tunnel syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Updated June 24, 2019. Accessed September 23, 2019.
Carpal tunnel syndrome fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet. Updated August 13, 2019. Accessed September 23, 2019.
Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Teresa Briedwell, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Last Updated: 12/11/2020
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