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How To Treat A Pinched Nerve

Use A Splint To Limit Motion

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Depending on where the pinched nerve is located, using a split may be a helpful way to reduce symptoms. Movement often exacerbates the pain and inflammation associated with pinched nerves, making it harder to find relief. Splints limit how much motion patients can use with their afflicted body part, giving it more time to rest and heal.

Most commonly, individuals use a splint to limit motion in the hands and wrists. Some take their splints off at night, but this is not always necessary. It is important to choose a splint that fits well to provide maximum support, as a splint that's too loose may not provide the relief needed.

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