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Pyridoxine supplements may help patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1534
  1. Peter J Lewis
  1. 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 …

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