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

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 can I get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome? Affecting my job performance.

How can I get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome? Affecting my job performance.

Wrist splint, NSAIDs: Provided the source of your problem is carpal tunnel syndrome (which is diagnosed definitively by nerve conduction testing), the first step in treatment is to wear a carpal tunnel wrist splint while you sleep. These are available at most drug stores, usually for around $20. Anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen) can also be used for pain relief. ...Read more

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Can people who are born with treacher collins syndrome, after surgeries, end up ok?

Can people who are born with treacher collins syndrome, after surgeries, end up ok?

Absolutely!: Results, both functional and esthetic will vary depending on the severity of the defects. Some treacher-collins patients do have some developmental disabilities as well as hearing and speech problems. Your best bet for advice for the long-term is being a patient in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cleft and craniofacial clinic. ...Read more

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Will wearing a brace help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Will wearing a brace help with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Splint: One problem is that many make the splint too tight especially at night, this increases the pressure! a second issue may be the shape of the splint wrt to your hand and wrist, the bump may be in the wrong spot finally do you have carpal tunnel? Or something else too such as arthritis in your thumb ? A splint may lessen carpal tunnel symptoms and help but be careful ! ...Read more

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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

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Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up having fractures?

Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up having fractures?

Yes, but....: Benign hypermobility joint syndrome (bhjs) is associated with increased risk for fracture. More often patients experience unexpected day time joint paint, night time awakenings, increases in overuse syndromes & dislocations. Patients may also suffer from low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or fibromyalgia. Of course the critical element in the diagnosis is hypermobility. ...Read more

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L-3 l-4 very bad tingling burning sensation while at a computer desk. Therapy doesn't work. Is their surgery available?

L-3 l-4 very bad tingling burning sensation while at a computer desk. Therapy doesn't work. Is their surgery available?

Sounds like: Description of disc rupture in lower back, worsened by sitting. Obviously, you are very uncomfortable & frustrated, but surgery is a very severe remedy, success may be minimal or even result in more intense problems. Stay conservative, and consider epidural steroid injection, osteopathic treatment, mckenzie back exercise program, and realize that disc may dessicate and shrink within 8-9 months. ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome relief and exercises with free weights ok?

Cubital tunnel syndrome relief and exercises with free weights ok?

Straight arm.: The more you flex your elbow, the more likely you will be damaging your ulnar nerve. However you do exercise, keep that in mind. ...Read more

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How to deal with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to deal with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Varies: If it is mild, a splint can be worn at night. If it is severe, surgery can be required. ...Read more

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Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrom, i'm unable to grip and move hands well?

Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrom, i'm unable to grip and move hands well?

Usually a splint: Initial conservative care for cts is a wrist splint. I would advise an evaluation by a hand surgeon . If you are having continuous symptoms of numbness and tingling you need to seed a hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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How does Tourette syndrome work?

How does Tourette syndrome work?

Tourette Syndrome: is an inheritable Neurodevelopmental Disorder, caused by gene mutations yet to be defined. Diagnostic criteria = multiple motor tics & at least 1 vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period > 2 mos. It is often associated with ADHD, OCD & other anxiety disorders. It begins in childhood. See www.tourettesyndrome.net for complete information & tsa-usa.org for resources & support. ...Read more

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Help please! is carpal tunnel syndrome permanent?

Help please! is carpal tunnel syndrome permanent?

Usually not: Treatment can include splints, nsaids and steroid injections. Surgical treatment is very effective however carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to permanent nerve damage if it progresses without appropriate treatment. A hand surgeon can evaluate and determine the best treatment options. ...Read more

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My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear). Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?

My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear).  Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?

Lace brace is more-: -comfortable, but less protective. On the other hand a stiff Arizona ankle brace is more limiting so less pain but hot & you need a really good prosthetics guy to fit you. It also depends on your needs & activity level. ...Read more

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Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome ?

Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome
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Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more

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How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: is primarily a clinical, rather than an imaging, diagnosis. That said, MRI is very sensitive at detecting signs of compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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Can i get arpal tunnel syndrome from gaming too much?

Can i get  arpal tunnel syndrome from gaming too much?

Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel comes from activities that involve repetitive use of the hands for fine motor activities, such as gaming, so the answer is YES. ...Read more

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Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training ( free weights) or will make worse?

Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training ( free weights) or will make worse?

Would be cautious.: If your weight training involves any elbow flexion and extension, you can potentially increase trauma to your nerves, and require ulnar nerve transposition surgery. ...Read more