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Seradge Carpal Tunnel Decompression Exercises
Yes: Be sure to practice proper ergonomics. If your at a keyboard, use a wrist rest, keep wrists straight and don't overextend or flex while typing. Take breaks to stretch the tissues across the wrist- usually flexion/ extension of the wrist, hands, and fingers. Try to keep items you use frequently close at hand to avoid repetitive reaching and grasping. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an overuse problem. ...Read more
Please tell me what are some good carpal tunnel syndrome exercises for the morning after waking up?
My son has carpal tunnel syndrome any daily exercise for relief and cure? Also will it work if he uses the keyboard a lot and exercise it.
Yes - Some Kinds: The worst exercises for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are those involving strong gripping with the wrist fully flexed. In fact, any hyperextension or hyperflexion of the wrist will dramatically increase pressure on the median nerve, the nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
Neutral position: The primary thing to do is prevent increased pressure across the carpal tunnel itself, such as by flexing or hyperextending the wrists. Wearing neutral position wrist splints at night can prevent the natural tendency to flex the wrist while asleep and provide significant relief in many cases. ...Read more
Keep fingers moving: Immediately after surgery it's important to keep your fingers moving with your wrist in a neutral position (not bent backward or foreward). Try doing this several times an hour while awake for the first 24 hours. Movements should be slow and full - fully extend the fingers straight and fully flex them into the palm, but without gripping tightly. ...Read more
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The numbness, pain and weakness are bothering me alot. Am on proper medication and what post carpal tunnel exercises would you suggest?
See details: If the median nerve compression was present for a lengthy period prior to surgery, then the numbness may take up to a year to appreciably improve. Exercises have little help except to preserve or recover normal wrist motions. The fact you have weakness and residual numbness suggests the recovery period will take some time. ...Read more
None: There are tendon and nerve gliding exercises that have been described. I have not found these very effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. You can try doing exercises for a period of one month to 6 weeks. If you're carpal tunnel symptoms are not resolved I would consider surgery. ...Read more
Not exercise per se: There are certain forms of therapy that can aid in preventing and treating carpal tunnel, but generally not exercise. In fact, for the most part it is important to avoid "overuse" or "repetitive trauma" to the wrist and underlying median nerve which happens with repeated or prolonged flexion of the wrist. But, various forms of deep massage at the volar wrist may be of some help along with... ...Read more
Could badminton, or similar exercises like tennis/racquetball help with wrist pain or carpal tunnel?
When my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome act up should I have the affected hand rest completely or should I try to do some exercises with that hand?
Some advice: We usually find that repetitive flexion and extension activities at the wrist promote carpal tunnel syndrome, and one approach to help, involves usage of a wrist extension brace, which keeps the wrist in a constant position. Exercise really is of little benefit if you have advanced carpal tunnel and injection or surgical decompression is highly successful. ...Read more
Prevention: I am not aware of any exercise that does this, but be aware that cts mostly is a cumulative trauma disorder, associated with repetitive flexion/extension of wrist due to keyboard work, assembly line work, etc. Might consider wrist pad for computer, might try wrist splints, at night, might supplement one b-100 complex daily, and avoid the above risks. ...Read more
I have carpal tunnel syndrome. When I do carpal tunnel exercises for it my veins my arms bulge out a lot. Why is this? How can I stop the bulging veins.
Don't stop them!: Therapy directed at the wrist and hands causes increased blood flow to the wrist and hands. If your veins didn't expand to transport all this extra blood back to your heart, then your hands would swell up and become painful. So what you're describing is a sign of an intact, functional circulatory system. Continue the recommended therapy and be proud of your working vascular system. ...Read more
I have chiari malformation. Decompressed 2012, CSF leak surgery 2012, vp shunt 2013. Carpal tunnel result of chiari? Only small relief after surgeries
Compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel has no relationship to the chiari malformation. Patients with chiari I malformation may have syringomyelia, which can cause neck and arm symptoms. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is very specific to the nerve at the wrist.
Your neurosurgeon can help distinguish between the two conditions, and explain why you still have symptoms. ...Read more
There are many: Ways to approach cts, depending upon the severity of symptoms, the extent of numbness, presence of muscle atrophy, pain, related conditons and other factors. Splinting, nsaid, corticosteroid injections, surgery, medications, ruling out metabolic and endocrine and other nerve issues all are important. A hand surgeon is ideally trained but many physicians deal with this common problem. ...Read more
It depends on the severity of symptoms and response to conservative treatment. You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20313870
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
History, exam, tests: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. It usually diagnosed by looking at the history of the symptoms, including the areas affected, timecourse of the symptoms, as well as alleviating and exacerbating factors. Doctors also look for patterns of sensory or motor loss, as well as response to treatment. Electrical testing, (e.g. Emg or nerve conduction study), can also help. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel answer:
Http://www. Handctr. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html
median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb
here is a nice video I made a few years back
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger. Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more
Phalens Exam: Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: Typical symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. This can be particularly worse with activity or at night. Hand weakness and muscle wasting are advanced symptoms. Early treatment consists of night splinting, anti-inflammatories, injections, therapy. If symptoms persist, nerve studies and surgery may be needed ...Read more
Numbness or pain: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is the term for compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal. This results in numbness or tingling or sometimes pain in the median nerve distribution. (thumb, index, midde and part of the ring finger). Usually the pinky in not involved. Symptoms can be worsened by holding a steering wheel or at night. ...Read more
Ingredients make no:
Sense to me
msm : is not proven but largely if there are any claim its by ingesting it not a cream
cetyl_myristoleate: has no proven effects
choline bitartrate: makes no sense as a cream
arnica: no more effective than placebo boswellia serrata: has components that may relief some inflammation
pyridoxine (vit b6) as a cream. Why?
Use of these as a cream makes no sense, pseudoscience at best. ...Read more
Start with splint: Night splinting and daily gentle stretches and flexibility exercises are they best way to treat early carpal tunnel. As the condition progresses and splinting no longer controls the numbness, then surgical management is the best treatment. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. While the diagnosis can often be made on the basis of a careful history and examination, electrical testing can be used to prove the diagnosis. This is important to rule out other diagnoses (e.g. Pinched nerve in the neck) that may be causing your symptoms. A neurologist can help guide diagnosis and treatment, . ...Read more
Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more
Can recur: Specifically with respect to surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome can recur even after surgery to release the carpal ligament. This is because scar can build-up and the compression on the median nerve can occur even after surgery. This happens particularly if the patient continues with repetitive hand movements. Further surgery can be done to re-release, but it is frequently more involved. ...Read more