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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...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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Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Depends: It depends on the severity of symptoms and response to conservative treatment. you may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20313870
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

Start with splint: Night splinting and daily gentle stretches and flexibility exercises are they best way to treat early carpal tunnel. As the condition progresses and splinting no longer controls the numbness, then surgical management is the best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best way to manage carpal tunnel syndrome?

Surgical/nonsurgical: if the symptoms are severe or there evidence of nerve injury on nerve conduction studies surgical treatment is usually advised.
in mild to moderate symptoms non surgical approach is reasonable as splinting, steroid injection or oral steroids.
Other options is hand physio therapy
if non surgical options are not effective then surgery will be advisable to release the pressure on the nerves ...Read more

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What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

A brace that: Is solid on the wrist side and keeps your wrist in a slightly extended position, maybe 10 degrees at most. Make sure to wear it during activities that aggravate your carpal tunnel syndrome and also at night as we tend to flex our wrists at night. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the best exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

What are the best exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

Keep fingers moving: After any hand surgery it's important to keep the fingers moving. Make full fists and extend the fingers many times throughout the day. After a week or two start moving the wrist. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Splints, surgery: The most common treatments for cts are wrist splints that typically are worn at night , anti inflammatory medications, some advocate steroid injections, and if the symptoms persist, a carpal tunnel release surgery. Surgery typically has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.

Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.

Rest: carpal tunnel is overgrowth of band around tunnel for median nerve , rest ius best treatment but half cocked Velcro wrist splints especially at night along with pain meds like Excedrin, motrin , aleve (naproxen) good , repetitive wristflexion /work causes this most often though not sure in many cases if getting worse steroid injection or surgery in order but still can come back if repetitive use again builds ...Read more

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How painful is the carpal tunnel release surgery and how soon can I start using the PC since i process claims and need to do a lot of mouse clicking.

How painful is the carpal tunnel release surgery and how soon can I start using the PC since i process claims and need to do a lot of mouse clicking.

Not too bad: For most patients, they are able to gradually resume most normal activities around 6 weeks after surgery. Most do not require occupational therapy on the hand. However, ot can be helpful if the recovery is slow. Your hand will be sore and possibly swollen for the first few weeks. Fortunately, most patients have a very good outcome. Typical post-op pain is not too bad. Keyboard activities 3-4 wk. ...Read more

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I had r carpal tunnel sg 5 weeks ago. I just tried to get on my comp and after only a few min of using mouse, my r thumb swell n hurt. Why? Is this nml?

I had r carpal tunnel sg 5 weeks ago. I just tried to get on my comp and after only a few min of using mouse, my r thumb swell n hurt. Why? Is this nml?

Varies: Recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome varies based upon the individual and surgical technique used. In surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is divided, which can lead to activity related pain around the thumb, this is almost always temporary, you may want to cut back your activities for the short term until you are doing better. If you dont get better soon, sometimes therapy can help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to keep from getting carpal tunnel in my mouse arm/wrist?

Can you tell me how to keep from getting carpal tunnel in my mouse arm/wrist?

Ergonomics: They make a variety of ergonomic mouses (mice?). Here's a helpful website:
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html ...Read more

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My friend had carpal tunnel and has stopped playing tennis, because she thinks the best thing to do is rest it. Are there other things she can do?

My friend had carpal tunnel and has stopped playing tennis, because she thinks the best thing to do is rest it. Are there other things she can do?

Capral tunnel sports: Jogging, swimming, walking should be ok. She should wear wrist splints at night if the diagnosis is correct.

Weight lifting and tennis may make the sensation worse.

If the diagnosis is not certain, tendonitis is also possible. ...Read more

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What causes carpal tunnel?

What causes carpal tunnel?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common causes are repetitive stress and pregnancy. Typical symptoms are burning and tingling in the hands at night. ...Read more

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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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How do i treat carpal tunnel?

How do i treat carpal tunnel?

There are many: Ways to approach cts, depending upon the severity of symptoms, the extent of numbness, presence of muscle atrophy, pain, related conditons and other factors. Splinting, nsaid, corticosteroid injections, surgery, medications, ruling out metabolic and endocrine and other nerve issues all are important. A hand surgeon is ideally trained but many physicians deal with this common problem. ...Read more

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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What are signs of carpal tunnel?

What are signs of carpal tunnel?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a nice video i made a few years back

http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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How do people get carpal tunnel?

How do people get carpal tunnel?

carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is generally not and overuse problem
it is due to anatomy and life. ...Read more

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What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pinch nerve: it is a repetitive stress syndrome which causes the nerve inside the carpal tunnel called the median nerve to be compressed. Symptoms include numbness , tingling, pain that shoots up to the elbow and neck and worse at night ...Read more

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Can exercises cause carpal tunnel?

Yes - Some Kinds: The worst exercises for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are those involving strong gripping with the wrist fully flexed. In fact, any hyperextension or hyperflexion of the wrist will dramatically increase pressure on the median nerve, the nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What to expect from carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel is : Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more

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Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensive work have a higher incidence of it. None the less, you don't have to be in one of those groups to develop it. ...Read more

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What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or diabetes issues. If continues may consider electrodiagnostic studies to evaluated severity of electical changes of the nerve. Other treatments may include injections and surgery. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

History, exam, tests: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. It usually diagnosed by looking at the history of the symptoms, including the areas affected, timecourse of the symptoms, as well as alleviating and exacerbating factors. Doctors also look for patterns of sensory or motor loss, as well as response to treatment. Electrical testing, (e.g. Emg or nerve conduction study), can also help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of carpal tunnel?

What are the signs of carpal tunnel?

Tingling: Numbness, tingling or the feeling like your fingers are falling asleepa re the earliest signs. This can wake you up at nighttime. Carpal tunnel can affect the thumb, index, long and half of the ring finger. ...Read more

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Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel answer: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html

median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb
here is a nice video i made a few years back

http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger.Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more

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For how long does carpal tunnel last?

For how long does carpal tunnel last?

Forever: Carpal tunnel will wax and wane but does not go away without appropriate care, often times surgical release. Carpal tunnel is a structural problem at its core that is flared up by various causes and co-morbidities. Seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more