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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)

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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Is there a difference between rsi and carpal tunnel syndrome?

See below: Rsis are "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces), or sustained or awkward positions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve -- the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. ...Read more

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Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

No!: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Repetitive strain injury is an inclusive diagnosis to describe injury to musculoskeletal tissues due to repeated motions over extended periods of time (e.g., assembly line work or excessive gaming). Rsi can lead to cts, but most cts is not rsi. ...Read more

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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 does psychological strain increase the problems associated with rsi or carpal tunnel syndrome?

How does psychological strain increase the problems associated with rsi or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not typically: Though any illness can madero feel worse if you are having stress there are no reports of a direct mechanical effect . Of course if you are i'll with stress your ability to tolerate another issue is arguably lower and your pain threshold lower as well and stress induces metabolic issues and nothing is truly independent but take home answer on this one is no. ...Read more

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I've had rsi for 7yrs. I have pain & tightness with movement in upper arms/shoulders & recurring carpal tunnel symptoms.Will I heal eventually?

I've had rsi for 7yrs. I have pain & tightness with movement in upper arms/shoulders & recurring carpal tunnel symptoms.Will I heal eventually?

Possibly: Rsi or repetitive stress needs to be treated comprehensively, that is you need to focus globally i.E not just on specific components of the rsi like cts but on overall use of your body, everything from neck and shoulder posture, sitting positions, breathing and stress relief etc.. And not just at work, also at home, when driving, hobbies, sports etc.. Phase 1 is improvement, phase 2 prevention. ...Read more

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Can a repetitive strain injury/carpal tunnel be healed without surgery?

Can a repetitive strain injury/carpal tunnel be healed without surgery?

Sometimes: Avoiding the repetitive activity and wrist splints may help. A nerve study can confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Repetitive Strain Injury (Definition)

Usually occurs when an activity that involves a repetitive motion such as running incurs more force than then the area is meant to withstand. For example, tennis elbow known as lateral epicondylitis occurs when the wrist and forearm are repetitively extended past the point of fatigue for the wrist extensor muscles. It creates pain due to inflammation but after 6 mos pain ...Read more