Fewer reports of carpal tunnel pain after steroids, study says

09/4/2013 | HealthDay News

Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who got steroid shots were at less risk of reporting pain or other symptoms over the next 10 weeks compared with those who did not get the treatment, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study from Hassleholm Hospital in Sweden suggested that the relief may be temporary as about 75% of patients who received benefits from the injections went on to require surgery within 12 months.

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