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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent carpal tunnel?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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.). ...Read more

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