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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by repetitive motion, injury, or inflammatory types of arthritis. Carpal tunnel is associated with compression of the median nerve which passes from the forearm into the hand.
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  10. Wrist Pain

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Screening Quiz
It's a condition you hear a lot about, but do you understand carpal tunnel syndrome? More importantly, do you have any of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Test Your Knowledge
The wrist is surrounded by a band of tissue. Between the band of tissue and the wrist bone is the carpal tunnel. How much do you know about carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Step-By-Step
An explanation of the steps involved in the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Guide To Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful progressive condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Prevention Vs. Surgery?
Two reports offer different solutions as to what should be the primary treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Relief: Injection initially better than surgery
Better carpal tunnel relief may initially be obtained from a local steroid injection than surgical decompression.

Top Wrist Supports
Wrist splints, wraps, and stabilizers for more support.

Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome involves compression of the median nerve.

Can Computer Use Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Is carpal tunnel syndrome a consequence of repetitive hand and wrist movements?

An In-Depth Report: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. (Illustrations)

Carpal Tunnel Repair
Carpal tunnel repair is done while the patient is awake or sleepy and pain-free (local or regional anesthesia) or deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia). Through an incision on the inside of the wrist, the carpal ligament is cut open to relieve the pressure on the nerve. The incision is stitched (sutured) closed

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Illustration)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming more frequently recognized and may be occurring more often. It may result from repetitive motion or the use of devices like computer keyboards. It affects the median nerve, the nerve that supplies feeling and movement to the thumb and "thumb-side" of the hand.

Wrist Anatomy (Image)
The median nerve travels through a compartment called the carpal tunnel in the wrist.

Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Yoga exercises can help reduce the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Primary amyloidosis
Primary amyloidosis is a disorder in which insoluble protein fibers are deposited in tissues and organs, impairing their function. It can result from Carpal tunnel syndrome (painful swelling of nerves in the wrist).

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors
Carpal tunnel syndrome can begin suddenly or gradually and can be associated with other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Who else is at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome? What are other risk factors for developing carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel biopsy
Carpal tunnel biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a small portion of tissue is removed from the carpal tunnel (part of the wrist).

Fist Bump May Save Arthritic Hands
People with arthritis are turned off by shaking hands. Not because they are not friendly but rather it increases pain associated with hand arthritis.

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