Carpal Tunnel Articles

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

The National Center for Health Statistics reports, “Approximately 260,000 carpal tunnel release surgeries are performed each year, with nearly 47 percent of these work-related. Carpal tunnel syndrome accounts for the highest average number of days lost at work, when compared to all other major work-related injuries or illnesses. About 1 percent of people with carpal…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Video Games

Children, Video Games, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome There is much speculation out there as to how and to what extent this generation’s children will develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Today’s children are using computers on a regular basis at ages as young as 4 and 5 years old and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is suspected to be…

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Caffeine and Smoking Increase Carpal Tunnel Effects

Both caffeine and smoking slow blood flow thus if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome cigarette smoking and caffeine consumption will further compromise circulation to your hands. Smoking also deprives injured tissues of the oxygen needed for self-repair and can significantly slow down or prevent healing of your carpal tunnel. All of this serves to conclude…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Because Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as a variety of other hand pain conditions, we’ve put together a comprehensive list that will help you to conclude if you truly have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Waking up during the night because your hands are numb Pain that radiates up your forearm Hands falling asleep (an indication…

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Typing and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you type on a keyboard regularly, you should be aware of the good typing habits. Basically, you want the arm, wrist and hand to remain in a straight line. This prevents unnecessary tension in the connected tendons that run through the wrist and down along the arm. A bend in this sequence will cause…

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Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

You may experience swelling of your carpal tunnel during pregnancy due to the natural swelling of the body. If your symptoms are severe, you may want to try wearing a wrist brace or taking Vitamin B6 daily to relieve some of the discomfort. You should of course first discuss doing this with your doctor. Typically,…

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Carpal Tunnel and Obesity

Obesity and Carpal Tunnel Related A new study by European researchers has concluded that while obesity may be a catalyst for developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, losing weight does not alleviate the symptoms, indicating that there may be a genetic link to the disorder. They also found that a squared wrist shape is conducive to the…

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Left Handed People and Carpal Tunnel

Although approximately 30% of people are left-handed, we all live in a right-handed world. Unfortunately for the left-handed population, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can develop from the left-handed person’s tendency to overwrite (writing with their wrist in a hyper-flexed position) or underwrite (holding the wrist in a hypo-flexed position). Both of these techniques place the left-handed…

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The Ergonomic Mouse and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ergonomic products are those that are designed with human characteristics in mind. Although keyboard mouse use is not proven to cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, they are sometimes considered an instigator of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain. Thus, ergonomically designed mice are one way to ease the pain of an existing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome condition. Below are…

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Carpal Tunnel and Ergonomic Keyboards

Ergonomic Keyboards May Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Ergonomic products are those that are designed with human characteristics in mind. Although keyboard use is not proven to cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, keyboards are often considered an instigator of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain. Thus, ergonomically designed keyboards are one way to ease the pain of an existing…

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