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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

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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Does carpal tunnel syndrome mean I can't use the computer?

Does carpal tunnel syndrome mean I can't use the computer?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome results from repetive stress injury involving the wrist. This can be a result of common work-related activities such as typing at a computer. Often these symptoms can be relieved by the use of ergonomic keyboards, changing the positioning of the keyboard relative to the work environment and using alternative input devices to interface with a computer. ...Read more

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I use the computer frequently when i come home. What are the symptoms of cubital (not carpal) tunnel syndrome?

I use the computer frequently when i come home. What are the symptoms of cubital (not carpal) tunnel syndrome?

Numbness, pain: The same numbness and pain seem with carpal tunnel syndrome is similar to cubital tunnel, just where it is located is different. Cubital tunnel effects the small and ulnar half of the small finger, while carpal tunnel affects the other digits. Additionally, since cubital tunnel is typically caused by the ulner nerve, patients may have pain at the elbow not traditionally seen with carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if i will be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome if i choose a career in computer science?

Can you please tell me if i will be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome if i choose a career in computer science?

Carpal Tunnel Risk: You may be at a greater risk of delevoping carpal tunnel with any frequent, repetitive movement. Some people will go their whole working life with no symptoms of carpal tunnel. While others in less repetitive careers will develop the condition. I recommend an ergonomic evaluation of your work place to help decrease the risk of developing the condition. ...Read more

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Can you really prevent carpal tunnel syndrome for avid computer users?

Yes!: Check your set up: elbows bent 90 degrees, wrists straight. Take breaks every 20 minutes (vary your activity, do something else). How long do you work on a computer or text without taking a break? Imagine hopping on one foot for that long! you might get sore or tired really fast. Same goes for our wrists. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much is too much computer use? And can it cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Variable: Any type of repetitive use of the hands and or wrists can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome depending upon risk factors and anatomy. This is true for computer use as well. ...Read more

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What can give you carpal tunnel on left hand/had since 10yrs old/right handed /don't type on computer much/ don't think right diagnosis/what else ?

What can give you carpal tunnel on left hand/had since 10yrs old/right handed /don't type on computer much/ don't think right diagnosis/what else ?

Many Things can : Cause it. For me, it was my watch. I'm right handed wore my watch on my left hand. Stopped wearing my watch...it went away. Sometimes it can be an internal problem not external where tissue scarred down or a vein is to large etc etc....and it puts pressure on a nerve. The diagnosis if made by Emg/NCV would be correct. ...Read more

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Dr. said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?

Dr. said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?

C6 radiculopathy: Although carpal tunnel can clearly affect function and feeling of the thumb causing radiating pain up the limb as well- the MOST common neurological phenomenon seen as isolated THUMB symptoms (whether pain or numbness) with pain radiating up limb would be a C6 radiculopathy. Tell me what the EMG/NCV study shows. Wanna chat? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I'm a medical asst- bps and computer work. My right hand is super crampy and painful, some wrist pain. Carpal tunnel? Ortho or pcp? Thanks :)

I'm a medical asst- bps and computer work. My right hand is super crampy and painful, some wrist pain. Carpal tunnel? Ortho or pcp? Thanks :)

? Carpal Tunnel: R handed? Worse during sleep? Any tingling or numbness? Start w. A carpal tunnel splint (the one w. The metal), nsaids, wrist/fingers stretching ; if no improvement talk to your dr. Due to your medical hx. ...Read more

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What is cubital tunnel caused from what is cubital tunnel syndrome caused from. Can it be from being on a computer to much. Is it like carpel tunnel?

What is cubital tunnel caused from what is cubital tunnel syndrome caused from. Can it be from being on a computer to much. Is it like carpel tunnel?

Contrary : Contrary to popular belief, most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are "idiopathic, " that is, we don't know the cause. Cubital tunnel syndrome is similar. It is compression of the ulnar nerve at the inside of the elbow. Similar to the carpal tunnel, there is a bony base--the medial epicondyle of the humerus--and a ligamentous roof--osborne's ligament. Why nerves get compressed is still a mystery. However, there are certain things to avoid once you have cubital tunnel syndrome. A tightly flexed elbow, such as when talking on a small cell phone or doing hair and make up, stretches the nerve around the bone. Leaning on the elbows can pinch the nerve more and make symptoms worse. At night, avoid sleeping with the elbows bent or resting on the inner elbow. Some people have a known cause, such as an old fracture that causes the medial elbow to be longer and therefore stretch the nerve (cubitus valgus). Some people have ulnar nerves that jump out of the groove (subluxate). Others have had a direct impact that injured the nerve. Most people don't need surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome. It tends to respond well to physical therapy with nerve glides--exercises designed to move the nerve through its tunnel. However, if there is constant numbness or you develop weakness, the nerve may need to be released or moved to a location where it is less likely to be compressed. ...Read more