Lifestyle and home remedies

By 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.
Aug. 01, 2012