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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?

3m Ergo mouse: Some of my patients have found relief using the 3m- ergo mouse. For a keyboard make sure your wrists are in a neutral position. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...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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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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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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Had fat pad and carpal tunnel biopsies for amyloid both negative. I do have Myeloma. Can I definitively say I don't have amyloid?

Had fat pad and carpal tunnel biopsies for amyloid both negative. I do have Myeloma. Can I definitively say I don't have amyloid?

Yes for now: Amyloid is a disfigured protein of various origin. In myeloma it is derived from immunoglobulin light chains that are produced by the myeloma cells. As long as those cells are under control, the production of amyloid will also be under control. ...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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Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand?Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter.Or carpal tunnel?

Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand?Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter.Or carpal tunnel?

Foreign body: The simple answer is yes. Steel wool can easily splinter and get a piece into your skin. If ghat happens you can experience symptoms like you describe. If just sore just watch, if redness and more soreness develops you may need an antibiotic at ghat time. Happy cleaning! ...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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