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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Glucocorticoids

Read more about Glucocorticoids.

Overview

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.

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