Pyridoxine supplements may help patients with carpal tunnel syndromeBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1534b (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1534
- Peter J Lewis
- Complementary physician Centre for the Study of Complementary Medicine, Southampton SO15 2DT
EDITOR,—The standard treatment offered for the carpal tunnel syndrome is still a splint, a local injection of corticosteroid, or surgical decompression.1 Awareness of a simple and effective nutritional intervention—supplementation with pyridoxine (vitamin B-6)—remains low despite overwhelming evidence of its efficacy.
Vitamin B-6 deficiency is a common finding in the carpal tunnel syndrome, and the total …