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Exactly how many people in the us suffer from carpal tunnel or rsi?

Exactly how many people in the us suffer from carpal tunnel or rsi?

Quite a few: 50-500 per 1000, depending on which groups of people you survey. It's a pretty significant number of people who suffer from a preventable and highly treatable disease. Not only are there some very good surgical fixes these days, there is some omm that can be highly effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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Carpal tunnel over the years I have slowly built wrist pain that i'm assuming is carpal tunnel. I have heard from some friends about endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as a great way to help alleviate the symptoms. Can someone help explain what this

Carpal tunnel over the years I have slowly built wrist pain that i'm assuming is carpal tunnel. I have heard from some friends about endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery as a great way to help alleviate the symptoms. Can someone help explain what this

Minimally invasive.: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ectr) is a minimally inasive technique for releasing the carpal ligament. I use the microaire system in my practice which allows for a much smaller scar that is well hidden in the transverse wrist crease. I have patients who have had an open procedure on one side with an endoscopic release on the other hand who report kess pain and faster recovery as well. ...Read more

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Will everyone get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing every day, or are some people immune to it?

Will everyone get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing every day, or are some people immune to it?

No: A landmark study confirmed that there is no link between data entry typing work and carpal tunnel syndrome. Those that get it, are going to get it regardless of activity choice. ...Read more

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Squeezed nerve in shoulder which inflamed in arm/hand or carpel tunnel. How do you know the difference? X-Ray no swelling,no fracture.Pain not leaving

Squeezed nerve in shoulder which inflamed in arm/hand or carpel tunnel. How do you know the difference? X-Ray no swelling,no fracture.Pain not leaving

Needs examination : If I understand it right, you would like to know the difference between pain radiating from spine in the neck towards the arm and localized pain in the hand from carpal tunnel syndrome. A thorough evaluation is the first step followed by imaging of the spine and/ or provocation test at the wrist level. ...Read more

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How can we recover from the pain in joints like in legs, hands, etc. At the age of 42 yrs...

How can we recover from the pain in joints like in legs, hands, etc. At the age of 42 yrs...

It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain. See your doctor to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long are most people off work from carpal and cubital tunnel surgery?

How long are most people off work from carpal and cubital tunnel surgery?

2weeks: Typically longer for cubital tunnel. Weight restrictions x 4 weeks. Recovery is faster with endoscopic treatment. ...Read more

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How are endocrine disorders linked to carpal tunnel, and can they affect more like the ulnar nerve? I hd surgery last month for ctr and guyon's canal.

How are endocrine disorders linked to carpal tunnel, and can they affect more like the ulnar nerve? I hd surgery last month for ctr and guyon's canal.

Causation: Carpal tunnel syndrome, in part, represents a synovitis and inflammation narrows the canal. Hypothyroidism and acromegaly (a pituitary growth hormone disorder) are endocrine disorders which cause cts. Diabetes is another (insulin issues--adrenal problems). Pregnancy, not fully endocrine, another cause. Not unique to have other nerves involved, such as ulnar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can you tell me the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Over and over again: Repetative strain injury is caused by frequently repeated movements with the body in an abnormal position, the most common problem areas being the back, shoulders, wrists, and hands. These may involve heavy activity like sports or rapid activities like typing or video games. It may involve muscles tendons joints or nerve compressions (like carpal tunnel) se an occupational medicine clinic. ...Read more

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How many people in the U.S. suffer from mononucleosis?

How many people in the U.S. suffer from mononucleosis?

Many: mono is a common viral infection that many people, even very young children, experience. In many cases it is not diagnosed because the symptoms are not the classic swollen, pus-coated tonsils, large swollen glands, and extreme tiredness. it can be diagnosed by blood testing and many people if a blood test is done have evidence of a previous infection ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the remedy for hand numbness due to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can you tell me about the remedy for hand numbness due to carpal tunnel syndrome?

There are a few:: 1: wrist brace to keep the wrist from being flexed/extended. Initially used at night time. 2: steroid shots might be helpful, if the brace doesn't fully control symptoms, or in pregnancy, if severe. 3: when nothing helps ; the symptoms are severe enough to interfere in daily activities, then surgery is necessary to release the trapped nerve. See your orthopod for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How often does bilateral spondylolysis at l5 occur. No trauma, no sports, no providers can think of the cause. More to the story?

How often does bilateral spondylolysis at l5 occur. No trauma, no sports, no providers can think of the cause. More to the story?

Fairly common: And is caused by a genetic defect in one of the parts of the vertebral bone allowing the vertebra to slip. This is genetic (you were born with the defect) and you did not cause it. Mostly bad luck. That's probably what the docs are telling you. Many people live with this with no problems whatsoever. Others learn to cope with strengthening exercises (yoga), safe pain relief, and good posture. ...Read more

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How to know if cubital and ulnar tunnel syndrome are the same thing?

How to know if cubital and ulnar tunnel syndrome are the same thing?

Cubital tunnel: Typically refers to compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. "cubital" refers to the elbow. Ulnar tunnel usually means compression of the ulnar nerve ( some nerve diff location) in the ulnar tunnel or guyon's canal which is at the wrist. Symptoms can overlap as it is the same nerve but the findings are slightly different. As what is affecte43d is below the compression or towards the hand. ...Read more

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Can someone fracture their patellar? What are some of the symptoms?

Can someone fracture their patellar? What are some of the symptoms?

Patella fracture: A fractured patella often is the result of a direct blow such as in a fall. The knee can swell fairly significantly. Inability to straighten out the knee can indicate fracture. Sometimes a gap in the fracture can actually be felt through the skin. Inability to hold the knee straight while lifting it off the floor may also indicate fracture. ...Read more

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What (if any) are some of the positive impacts of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel: There are no positive impacts of carpal tunnel syndrome. If you mean the positive impact of surgery then there is relief of pain and improved sensation in the fingers. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms that people with gout on their foot suffer from?

What are some symptoms that people with gout on their foot suffer from?

Gout gives pain!: The main symptom of gout is pain. Really, really bad pain. Tends to show up first in the big toe, then can spread to other joints in subsequent bouts. It is treatable, but without treatment the repeated bouts of inflammation can lead to more permanent joint damage - gouty arthritis. ...Read more

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What body parts can you train at the gym if you have cubital tunnel syndrome or ulner nerve entrapment in general specifically at the elbow?

What body parts can you train at the gym if you have cubital tunnel syndrome or ulner nerve entrapment in general specifically at the elbow?

Avoid flexion : There are no known exercises that are known to help cubital tunnel syndrome; which, as you said is an entrapment syndrome of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Flexion and direct pressure can aggravate it, so avoiding flexion of the elbow can help in mild cases. Even to the point we used to have patients use a knee pad and put it in the elbow reversed to keep the elbow straight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are wrist injuries common in yoga?

Can you tell me: are wrist injuries common in yoga?

Wrist: Wrist injuries are not common in yoga, because in general, there are not many injuries related to yoga. The reason behind this is due to the low impact/contact nature of yoga as a practice, as well as the ability of yoga to accommodate a person at any level they are (beginners to yogi's). Enjoy! ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in the carpal tunnel region?

What can I do for this pain in the carpal tunnel region?

Conservative care: Begin with nighttime splinting, behavioral modification, anti-inflammatories, icing and elevation. If no improvement seek care with your pcp or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Repetitive Strain Injury (Definition)

A painful condition that usually occurs when an activity involves a repetitive motion putting more force on a part of the body ...Read more