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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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Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes but very rare: Yes it's possible but very rare in my experience in children <16. ...Read more

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What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

Unusual: Besides what was mentioned, make sure that 1. It really is carpal tunnel 2, there are no other illness such as inflammatory disorders, rheumatoid, lyme etc 3, there are no endocrine or metabolic issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes etc 4. Some inborn problems with nerves and fat deposition talk to your pediatrician and then see an hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can doing kendo cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hard to say: If by kendo, you mean the martial art with swordplay, then it would be hard to say. If it involves lots of blows to the wrist it could be possible. However, i would look for other causes first. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me about carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could anyone tell me about carpal tunnel syndrome?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a video i made a few years back sorry for the bear but it is good information http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60;list=plcbd41f7a42e20469;index=4;feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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How do u fix carpal tunnel syndrome, least invasive?

How do u fix carpal tunnel syndrome, least invasive?

OT: Often a good occupational therapist can help with splints and exercises which help avoid surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have early carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I tell if I have early carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pain: Pain tingling , numbness, thumb index and middle fingers, unable to perform simple repeat moments like typing, conduction studies are need to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome?

What do I do to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel : There is a genetic component that is what it is. Beyond that, take car of your hand. Make a paradigm shift: think about yourself like an athlete. No matter what the sport, even highly trained athletes don't just get to the ball park and start to play. They warm up, they stretch, they take breaks as needed. And none are playing for as long as a typical worker works each day i.E 8 hrs or more. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Occupational Health (Definition)

Occupational health is the field of medicine and public health that seeks to ensure the safety and health of workers, ensuring that work does not ...Read more