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Carpal tunnel over the years I have slowly built wrist pain that i'm assuming is carpal tunnel. I have heard from some friends about endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as a great way to help alleviate the symptoms. Can someone help explain what this

Carpal tunnel over the years I have slowly built wrist pain that i'm assuming is carpal tunnel. I have heard from some friends about endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as a great way to help alleviate the symptoms. Can someone help explain what this

Minimally invasive.: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ectr) is a minimally inasive technique for releasing the carpal ligament. I use the microaire system in my practice which allows for a much smaller scar that is well hidden in the transverse wrist crease. I have patients who have had an open procedure on one side with an endoscopic release on the other hand who report kess pain and faster recovery as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for chronic pain?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for chronic pain?

Yes faith helps: Chronic pain is best treated with a holistic approach with pain medication, exercise, sleep, supplements as well as faith. The public health literature has shown that patients who believe they are in better health and or have more faith, do better. Whatever one's spiritua beliefs are, the more time you can change the perception of pain by accessing the subconscious mind (meditation), better for u. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for dealing with loss?

Yes: Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time. All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for overactive bladder?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for overactive bladder?

It Depends: If you are speaking of faith healing in general, as a physician and scientist, i cannot vouch for that as a viable medical intervention. However, since overactive bladder is a condition highly affected by stress and other goings-on in your brain, i would not dispute that stress-reduction by any means or any activities that contribute to positive thinking and overall feeling of well-being can help. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for right-sided heart failure?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for right-sided heart failure?

Hope: Prayer will help you cope with this difficult problem and give you hope to keep living. Whatever the outcome, if you are content in your heart, you will be able to move forward. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for pharynx cancer?

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for pharynx cancer?

No, I am afraid not: While I am quite religious myself, i dont think the power of prayer alone will work or enough to treat any cancer.To treat head and neck cancer - 3 modalities are commonly used - chemo, radiation and surgery-either as a single or combined modality, treatment will depend on the location and the stage of disease. The power of prayer hopefully will help guide you through the treatment process above. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for kidney infections?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for kidney infections?

No: While i don't want to discourage anyone's belief in prayer, kidney infections can be serious infections and need antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for colonic polyps?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for colonic polyps?

Unknown: Maybe, but i would still make sure that i got colonoscopies, checked family history, discussed taking aspirin, diet, maybe even genetic testing (if appropriate) with my doc. ...Read more

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Does anyone have carple tunnel syndrome and still pursued a career in massage therapy?

Does anyone have carple tunnel syndrome and still pursued a career in massage therapy?

Probably...: It is very rare for carpal tunnel to be a permanent condition. It can be cured with surgery in properly selected patients. I suspect cts patients have engaged in many careers with intensive hand activity, so don't be discouraged. Check this out: http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/carpaltunnelsyndrome.Aspx good luck! ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short. ...Read more

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Can someone please recommend the best mouse to use at work with usb after r hand carpal tunnel release surgery. I'm afraid of losing my job please help!

Can someone please recommend the best mouse to use at work with usb after r hand carpal tunnel release surgery. I'm afraid of losing my job please help!

Combo: After carpel tunnel release you should be improved. Try a combination of track pad and mouse. You are trying to alternate and give enough time to rest between movements. Ask if dragon naturally speaking could be used. ...Read more

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Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?

Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?

Neutral brace: Any wrist splint that holds your wrist straight ( neutral) will work. Some splints hold your wrist back (extended) . This decreases the space for the nerve ( carpal tunnel) and are not as effective. ...Read more

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Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training ( free weights) or will make worse?

Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training ( free weights) or will make worse?

Would be cautious.: If your weight training involves any elbow flexion and extension, you can potentially increase trauma to your nerves, and require ulnar nerve transposition surgery. ...Read more

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Will carpel tunnel force me into a new career? I'm a barber and developed carpal tunnel after fifteen years. Is there any chance i can go back to being a barber after carpal tunnel surgery or is it time to find a new profession?

Will carpel tunnel force me into a new career? I'm a barber and developed carpal tunnel after fifteen years. Is there any chance i can go back to being a barber after carpal tunnel surgery or is it time to find a new profession?

No career change: Carpal tunnel surgery permanently changes the anatomy of the carpal tunnel so reoccurrent symptoms, even if returning to the same job, is unusual. So fixing the carpal tunnel should get you back to being a barber -. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and sogrens and now bursitis in the hip, tendonitis in the shoulder. Does anyone see a benefit in buying a sleep number bed?

I have fibromyalgia and sogrens and now bursitis in the hip, tendonitis in the shoulder. Does anyone see a benefit in buying a sleep number bed?

Treat the fibromyalg: I suspect a lot of this is fibromyalgia. It is made worse by poor sleep, poor exercise, and poor control of the stress and psychiatric issues you need to treat all of these issues. The sleep number bed may help the sleep, but it may be a benefit to get a sleep evaluation to see if there is any other process occurring. If there is it may not be necessary to get the sleep number bed. Issues to be certain all of the reasons you have fibromyalgia are being treated. ...Read more

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My son has carpal tunnel syndrome any daily exercise for relief and cure? Also will it work if he uses the keyboard a lot and exercise it.

My son has carpal tunnel syndrome any daily exercise for relief and cure? Also will it work if he uses the keyboard a lot and exercise it.

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is very important for this condition. His doctor can refer him to a physical therapist in your area. The therapist can give home exercises in addition to other treatments at their office. I hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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That there is a tingling in my hands. Should I try one of those carpal tunnel wrist splints?

That there is a tingling in my hands. Should I try one of those carpal tunnel wrist splints?

C ur MD first: See a doctor before self treating for a condition which could be indicative of a more serious underlying disorder. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a touch screen / tablet? Or does touch reduce the chances of getting injured compared to a keyboard?

Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a touch screen / tablet? Or does touch reduce the chances of getting injured compared to a keyboard?

Depends: Actually, the primary cause for cts would be prolonged wrist flexion, such as sleeping with the hands tucked under the pillow or head when sleeping. Touch screens vs keyboards would follow the same logic depending on the prolonged posture. If the touch screen patient holds the tablet with a prolonged flexed wrist while typing with the other, they would more likely experience numbness than others. ...Read more

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What is the best keyboard and mouse for people having carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best keyboard and mouse for people having carpal tunnel syndrome?

Wrist pad: A full size keyboard writh a wrist pad and a mouse with a roller ball. But more importantly is having a pullout drawer to place both at the correct height for you. ...Read more

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