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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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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. ...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?

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 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of carpal tunnel?

How do I get rid of carpal tunnel?

Surgery: Minor surgery is verybeffectivecwith lowxcomplication rate

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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>. ...Read more

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What is tendonitis versus carpal tunnel?

What is tendonitis versus carpal tunnel?

Nerve vs. Tendon: Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones in order to produce movement. Overuse or strain can lead to tendonitis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist leading to numbness and tingling in the fingers. Sometimes, people experience both tendonits and carpal tunnel syndrome at the same time. ...Read more

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How is carpal tunnel surgery done exactly?

Small incision...: The most common way is to numb the area up (usually with a regional block to make the who arm numb). A small incision is made near the wrist, and the band of connective tissue (flexor retinaculum) that is squeezing on the median nerve is opened up to release the nerve. The wound is then sewed up...And you're done! ...Read more

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Can you get tendonitis from carpal tunnel?

Can you get tendonitis from carpal tunnel?

Not directly: Not directly, but the problem that causes carpal tunnel can also cause tendonitis. ...Read more

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Do I know if I need carpal tunnel surgery?

Symptoms: In general he wanted to get to carpal tunnel syndrome before you have any permanent nerve damage. If the numbness and tingling is getting worse or if the numbness and tingling is constant this is a bad sign. If the symptoms are only intermittent you can try splinting or injections of cortisone with a reasonably good success rate. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help treat carpal tunnel?

Can chiropractors help treat carpal tunnel?

YEs they may help: While a chiropractor is not a surgeon who can operate on cts, many chiropractors are excellent diagnosticians and offer early treatment that can help the right patient, but there are some (like some non surgeon mds or dos) that spend too much time expecting weird conservative methods to work. A good chiropractor knows when to refer like any good health professional. Its some who ruin for others. ...Read more

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How does carpal tunnel surgery work exactly?

How does carpal tunnel surgery work exactly?

Easy: It is one of the simples surgeries in the world. Takes few minutes just to grab scissor and cut the band of fibrous tissue that is pressing the median nerve. Pts. Get a wound like 2-3 inches long from the palm of the hand down to the wrist. Stitches are placed on the skin to be removed few days later. Some sort of immobilization with a wrist brace is place to prevent movement of the wound. ...Read more

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Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist usually caused by swelling. Women often have symptoms when pregnant or after delivery. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel from holding a power drill?

Can carpal tunnel from holding a power drill?

Depends: Carpal tunnel is diagnosed by special nerve tests wever hand arm vibration syndrome is a more common problem from using power hand tools. Regardless, it takes consideration of several possibilities before a firm diagnosis is determined. ...Read more

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What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

A brace that: Is solid on the wrist side and keeps your wrist in a slightly extended position, maybe 10 degrees at most. Make sure to wear it during activities that aggravate your carpal tunnel syndrome and also at night as we tend to flex our wrists at night. Hope that helps! ...Read more