As with most medical conditions, patients often ask if there's any medication that can help them with their symptoms. Because pain is not as often a problem with carpal tunnel syndrome as it is with some other problems, medication is not usually necessary or helpful. However, when the nerve compression becomes more severe, pain can become problematic. In that case, medications which address pain such as anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful. We also have a group of specific medications designed to treat nerve pain. Those medications can be used if severe nerve pain is part of the problem and they can help to minimize that discomfort. However, it's important for patients to realize that medication by itself will not address the underlying nerve compression and will not cure carpal tunnel syndrome.
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