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Doctor insights on: Wristbands For Carpal Tunnel

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Can a pressure wristband aggravate my carpal tunnel or cut off my circulation to my fingers?

Can a pressure wristband aggravate my carpal tunnel or cut off my circulation to my fingers?

Yes: Yes, the wrist band can aggravate carpal tunnel or circulation to the hand, but not likely if the band is removed every few hours. The acupuncture point on the inside wrist is master of the heart 6, which when stimulated will greatly reduce nausea from almost any cause, especially morning sickness.

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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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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms.

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What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or diabetes issues. If continues may consider electrodiagnostic studies to evaluated severity of electical changes of the nerve. Other treatments may include injections and surgery.

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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel at 25?

Is it possible to have carpal tunnel at 25?

Yes: Numbness or burning first 4 fingers of affected hand (or some of those 4) and or weakness.

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Could raymaunds phenominaon cause carpal tunnel?

Could raymaunds phenominaon cause carpal tunnel?

Reynaud's?: I assume you been reynaud's phenomenon, and it can not cause carpal tunnel syndrome. It may give rise to some similar symptoms causing tingling, numbness and pain based on vascular compromise.

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What are some ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel?

What are some ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel?

Night splints: Night splints can be helpful to ease the symptoms of cts especially those that occur at night.

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What are some signs indicating that I have carpal tunnel?

What are some signs indicating that 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.

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What are ways to prevent carpal tunnel?

Ergonomics: Keeping excellent ergonomics during repetitive movements such as typing may help.

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How many kinds of carpal tunnel surgeries are there?

How many kinds of carpal tunnel surgeries are there?

Two main ones: There are two main kinds of surgery for cts. Both involve cutting the carpal ligament. The first is the traditional open procedure. The second uses a scope. The scope procedure has less time away from doing activities including work but it has a higher risk of problems.

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Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.).

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What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

Reflex Sympathetic: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) is characterized by a group of symptoms including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin. Carpel tunnelcarpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness and weakness of the hand.

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Can carpal tunnel be prevented?

Can carpal tunnel be prevented?

Sometimes.: There are many conditions associated to cts that cannot be preventable, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, amyloidosis. The only preventive thing we can do is to prevent using the wrist and hand too much (overuse) which is associated to certain occupations or professions or even hobbies.

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How to get rid of carpal tunnel?

How to get rid of carpal tunnel?

Several options: IF the carpal tunnel syndrome is mild or detected early then options such as splints, NSAIDS or steroids may be helpful. If the syndrome is severe or of long duration then surgery provides excellent relief and will minimize the risk of permanent nerve damage which can occur with delayed treatment. Some options such as endoscopic release can reduce the recovery time.

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What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

CTR: A carpal tunnel release divides the transverse carpal ligament which forms the roof of the carpal tunnel. By dividing the TCL, the median nerve is decompressed and alleviates the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is performed on an outpatient basis.

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How can I get rid of carpal tunnel?

How can I get rid of carpal tunnel?

Use a wrist brace: Most of the time during daytime. Sleep with it all the time, use ergonomically correct computer desk/keyboard etc. If the symptoms are getting worse, see your orthopod to get appropriately investigated, as there are few uncommon disease-- processes that need to be diagnosed ; treated, correctly.

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Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist?

Opposite: The carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. A wrist problem as arthritis, or fractures can cause carpal tunnel syndrome in someone young as you.

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Does carpal tunnel of the feet exist?

Does carpal tunnel of the feet exist?

Tarsal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is strictly defined as entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist. There are some entrapment neuropathies of the feet, however, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, that are seen in practice.

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How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

By proper surgeon: Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery. An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this.

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Show diagram of carpal tunnel surgery?

Show diagram of carpal tunnel surgery?

Video carpal tunnel: Ill do one better here is a link to page with diagrams and a video <a href="http://www. Handctr. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Handctr. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html</a>.

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