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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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Want to get on with my life. How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Want to get on with my life. How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Several options : Diagnosis is made by a thorough history and physical exam and typically a confirmatory EMG/NCS. Options include wrist splints, anti-inflammatory medications, and local steroid injections. If these conservative treatment options fail, surgery is usually effective. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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Which treatments are most highly recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Which treatments are most highly recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel : Beyond genetic predisposition, carpal tunnel syndrome is related to overuse and misuse of the hand/wrist. Very often, this same misuse/overuse of the upper extremity can predispose to rsi conditions such as tendonitis of the wrist and elbow, not to mention worsening of neck problems. So, above all else modify use of the hand, typically with a splint. Also consider therapy and possibly injection. ...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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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Listen, listen, listen
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
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What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many treatments: Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated by avoidance of the repetitive motion, improved work station ergonomics, rest, use of a wrist splint, ice, elevation, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What we should if you have carpal tunnel syndrome?? Does we use medicines if yes then which medicine Or therapy if yes then which one.??

What we should if you have carpal tunnel syndrome?? 
Does we use medicines if yes then which medicine 
Or therapy if yes then which one.??

Carpal tunnel: This is a fairly specific group of symptoms characterized by wrist pain ,worse at night , numb thumb ,index finger, long finger.. It is usually a result of repetitive use of your fingers ,hands and wrist. But can be produced by a one time wrist injury. You need to be evaluated as their are other causes which need to be considered. ...Read more