Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
If you don't need surgery, caring for your condition is much the same as preventing it:
- Avoid moving your hands and wrists the same way repeatedly.
- Wear a brace or splint if suggested by your doctor.
- Follow through with recommended exercises.
- Take special note of any activity that causes pain, swelling or numbness in your thumb and wrist, try to avoid it, and share that information with your doctor.
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