These methods are most commonly prescribed for the milder cases of carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Determining if the symptoms being experienced are indicating any other medical conditions that may not be CTS and modifying the current mode of treatment used to suit the condition appropriately.
- Modifying any routine or physical activities that may cause CTS or result to further damage of an already existing hand injury. Since some activities may not be totally avoided altogether, occasional breaks from prolonged stressful hand-involving tasks can be the best option.
- Employing hand/wrist braces and splints for support.
- The use of Light Therapy for pain relief and reduction of swelling.
- Performing hand exercises such as stretching and bending to improve muscle strength.
Making sure not to over use the body so as to avoid any future injuries.