Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Glucocorticoids
Glucocorticoids are cortisone-like drugs - steroids for managing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
Some common names for them include:
Effect of Glucocorticoids on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
These cortisone-like drugs are given in short, sometimes tapering, bursts lasting a week or two. These medications are often effective in reducing inflammation.
Side Effects and Warnings
Glucocorticoids can produce a number of negative side effects, particularly when taken for prolonged periods. For this reason, your healthcare provider will prescribe them only for a short time and monitor you while taking them.