Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

These steps may help you gain at least temporary relief from your symptoms:

  • Take quick breaks from repetitive activities involving the use of your hands.
  • Rotate your wrists and stretch your palms and fingers.
  • Take a pain reliever, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen (Aleve).
  • Wear a wrist splint at night. Wrist splints are generally available over-the-counter at most drugstores or pharmacies. The splint should be snug but not tight.
  • Avoid sleeping on your hands to help ease the pain or numbness in your wrists and hands.

If pain, numbness or weakness recurs and persists, see your doctor.

Apr. 02, 2014