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Are there any exercises that help or prevent carpal tunnel?

Are there any exercises that help or prevent carpal tunnel?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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Please tell me what are some good carpal tunnel syndrome exercises for the morning after waking up?

Please tell me what are some good carpal tunnel syndrome exercises for the morning after waking up?

Stretching: There are many things you can do. Forced hyperextension of the wrist might help. Wear a cts splint at night to prevent you from curling the wrist (fetal position) while you sleep. Avoid excessive repetitive motions or unatural positions (I use a mouse pad pillow support). ...Read more

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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.

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is very important for this condition. His doctor can refer him to a physical therapist in your area. The therapist can give home exercises in addition to other treatments at their office. I hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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Can exercises cause carpal tunnel?

Can exercises cause carpal tunnel?

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

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What are some exercises to relieve carpal tunnel?

What are some exercises to relieve carpal tunnel?

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

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What are the best exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

What are the best exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

Keep fingers moving: After any hand surgery it's important to keep the fingers moving. Make full fists and extend the fingers many times throughout the day. After a week or two start moving the wrist. ...Read more

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What are recommended exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

What are recommended exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

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?

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

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What are good exercises to prevent carpal tunnel surgery?

What are good exercises to prevent carpal tunnel surgery?

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

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Can wrist exercises help prevent carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions?

Can wrist exercises help prevent carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions?

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

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Which finger/hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel?

Which finger/hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel?

None: There is no solid scientific data to suggest that exercises prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Indeed, carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by too much use. ...Read more

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Could badminton, or similar exercises like tennis/racquetball help with wrist pain or carpal tunnel?

Could badminton, or similar exercises like tennis/racquetball help with wrist pain or carpal tunnel?

Probably not: Strenous and repetitive activities can exacerbate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Rest and anti inflammatories will help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are some finger/hand exercises that help prevent carpal tunnel?

What are some finger/hand exercises that help prevent carpal tunnel?

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

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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.

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

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I have chiari malformation. Decompressed 2012, CSF leak surgery 2012, vp shunt 2013. Carpal tunnel result of chiari? Only small relief after surgeries

I have chiari malformation. Decompressed 2012, CSF leak surgery 2012, vp shunt 2013. Carpal tunnel result of chiari? Only small relief after surgeries

No relationship: 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

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How do I treat carpal tunnel?

How do I treat carpal tunnel?

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

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Depends: 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

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How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

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

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Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

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

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What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on that nerve causing numbness in the thumb, index, and long fingers. Symptoms often include tingling and pain in the fingers, wrist and arm. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

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

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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel?

How do I know if I have carpal tunnel?

Symptoms can: Be numbness, tingling with shooting or throbbing travel from wrist to first three and half fingers and palm area. It is best to confirm with a rheumatologist or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Numbness/Tingling: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the median nerve which supplies feeling to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. When the nerve is compressed these digits are numb or tingly. People with cts frequently have night symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please! Is carpal tunnel permanent?

Help please! Is carpal tunnel permanent?

If not treated: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressed nerve. If left untreated the nerve can become permanently damaged as a result of prolonged oxygen, blood and nutrient deprivation. This is why treatment of cts is so important. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

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

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How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

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

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Does pentrex really work for carpal tunnel?

Does pentrex really work for carpal tunnel?

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

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How does one knit if one has carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel KNit: Take breaks
watch your hand and wrist position
see a hand surgeon about treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

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

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Do you have any information on carpal tunnel?

Do you have any information on carpal tunnel?

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

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What are the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Median Nerve: Cts is due to irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel?

What are some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel?

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

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What happens if carpal tunnel is left untreated?

What happens if carpal tunnel is left untreated?

Median Nerve damage: Then the median nerve gets damaged and even after releasing it with surgery the hand wil continue with symptoms. ...Read more

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How can carpal tunnel be a reoccurring condition?

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

Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more