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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain. See your doctor to have an evaluation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Rest and stretching are 2 important ways. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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