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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which the space within the carpal tunnel in your wrist is reduced and the median nerve, one of the major nerves in your hand, is pinched as it travels through the tunnel. Injury, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, work stress, repetitive use of hand tools, and things such as factory work, gardening, or typing over a long period of time, are typical causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If your job makes your carpal tunnel worse, doctors often recommend a change in profession. Some exercises can help. Surgery is sometimes needed and often has to be repeated over time. There are two types of surgeries that can be performed. Open release surgery - where an incision is made in the wrist and the carpal ligament…

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    Introduction: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most well-known nerve entrapment syndromes. This occurs when the medial nerve is pressed at the wrist. As a result, this causes a tingling sensation and weakness in the wrist and hand. Patients who have CTS are probably suffering from Occupational Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is due to a combination of factors, increased pressure on the median nerve and tendons rather than the actual nerve itself. CTS affects women twice as much as men and…

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    Veronica Manarang Med 2047 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Instructor Michelle Earixson-Lamothe 3/12/2015 VNFT031 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The musculoskeletal system is the structure that provides a person the ability to move. Repetitive stress injuries, overuse and many more can cause disorders, Muscu-loskeletal Disorders or MSDs. Musculoskeletal disorders affect the muscles, bones lig-aments, and tendons. There are various reasons that contribute to MSDs. Carpal Tun-nel Syndrome is one…

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    Healing Hands: 7 Helpful Ways To Curb Carpal Tunnel Symptoms Whether you're wrapping presents, changing a diaper, clicking away at the keyboard or simply trying to get a sound night's sleep, carpal tunnel symptoms can really cramp your style. Here are seven ways to heal your aching hands and get back to a relatively pain-free life. 1. Relax! Ever notice how tightly some people grip a pen or pencil between their fingers? That type of death grip puts a lot of pressure on all the muscles and…

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    - This condition can be treated and should begin as soon possible with a doctors guidance. - Patients should check to make sure they don’t have an underlying cause for carpal tunnel syndrome such as diabetes or arthritis. If so they should treat those underlying conditions before they seek treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. - Treatment generally involves resting the hand and wrist for about two weeks or longer, and avoiding strenuous activities that involve the hand and wrist. - Applying…

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    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that occurs mainly in the wrists. But people can get it in other areas of the body too, such as the elbows. It is caused by the nerves getting pinched because of repetitive movements that damage the delicate tendons and bones. Since the wrists are fairly small in size, there isn't enough room for the nerves to move freely enough. So some of them get trapped. The constant pressure on the nerves makes the wrists hurt very badly. But the usual treatment…

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    In discussion question 1 I discussed carpal tunnel. Treat carpal tunnel syndrome as early as possible after symptoms start. Take more frequent breaks to rest your hands. Avoid activities that worsen symptoms and applying cold packs to reduce swelling also may help. Other treatment options include wrist splinting, medications and surgery. As you go through your day, keep an eye on how tense your hands are and how much pressure you put on them. If you can back off even a little, your hands and…

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    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a hand injury which occurs at wrist joint and causes several problems at this joint, such as finger numbness, pain and muscle weakness. It happens as a result of compression of the median nerve which innervated thumb, index and middle finger (ASSH, 1990). This compression is caused by pattern of hand use, fracture at wrist joint and other medical conditions, for instance diabetes, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis (NHS, 2014). There are two ways to treat carpal…

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    Effectiveness of splinting and splinting plus local steroid injection in moderate to severe carpal tunnel syndrome; A Randomized control clinical Trial Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) which defined as “a symptomatic compression neuropathy of the median nerve at the level of the wrist” is considered as the most common disabling neuromascular condition of the upper extremities(1,2). With an incidence rate of 276:100000 per year, it known as the most prevalent entrapment neuropathy,…

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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) happens when your median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at your wrist. Your median nerve provides feeling to your palm side of your thumb & to your index, middle, & part of your ring fingers. Meaning you won’t feel those fingers move or crack. It’s also not a disease which means you can’t catch it from someone else. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors that reduce the…

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