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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy

What is Carpal tunnel?

In our wrist there are eight small bones known as the carpal bones. These bones are in a semi-circle position with the base or the roof being formed by the carpal ligament. Inside the “semi-circle” are tendons, vessels and nerves which are involved in the movement of the hand.

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Carpal Tunnel Endoscopic Surgery

What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery. A surgery of this type generally refers to operations in which special instruments are used to ensure that a surgery is less traumatic than traditional surgery. The special instruments allow surgeons to use smaller incisions resulting in faster recovery and fewer side effects comparatively.

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Weekly Round Up – October 26, 2013

Before we get to the good reads!

Check out this tips to symptoms of tendinitis, and let me know what you think.

A Few Good Reads

Here are a few of my favorite reads from the past week.

1. Risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome in the workplace: 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that affects a number of injured workers in workers’ compensation. There are many different work conditions that can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. These include specific events or development over time due to job requirements.

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De Quervain’s Disease

Overview

De Quervain’s disease also referred to as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a medical condition in which the tendons in the thumb side of the wrist are inflamed. The inflammation leads to pain, which especially flares with each movement of the wrist. Pain is experienced when making a fist or even when simply grasping something.

The pain arises because the tendons are swollen in this condition and with each movement their coverings rub against the narrow tunnel through which they pass. The pain’s focal point is the base of the thumb and extends to as far as the lower arm.

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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Overview

Radial tunnel syndrome is a medical condition in which people experience pain in the area of the forearm which lies just below the elbow. The focal point of the pain and the symptoms of Radial Tunnel Syndrome have great similarity to those of tennis elbow, often leading doctors to misdiagnose it as tennis elbow.

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Weekly Round Up – October 19, 2013

Before we get to the good reads!

Check out this tips to peripheral neuropathy, and let me know what you think.

A Few Good Reads

Here are a few of my favorite reads from the past week.

1. 12 Home Remedies For Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 

If you have been experiencing sharp radiating pain from your wrist till your arm since the past few months, you might be suffering from the medical condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is the most common form of entrapment neuropathy which is found in approximately 3-6% of the adult population. However, there are various home remedies for treating carpal tunnel syndrome that will help you to alleviate the pain and live a healthy life. Read full article

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Do I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel is located in our wrists. There are eight small bones known as the carpal bones in the wrist. These bones form a semi-circle and the base of this semi-circle are formed by the carpal ligament. The place inside the semi-circle is known as the carpal tunnel. Inside the tunnel are tendons, vessels and the median nerve.

The median nerve located here is responsible for two things. The first is to deliver commands from the brain to move the thumb and the second is to send the “feeling” of touch to the brain. When the median nerve comes under pressure for any reason the “signals” flow is disturbed. The signal flow disturbance in turn leads to symptoms of the condition termed as the carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Symptoms of Tendinitis

What are tendons?

Tendons are the white fibrous tissues present in the human body. Their purpose is to connect muscles to the bones and thus lead to movement of all joints in the body. Since the tendons job involves bearing the weight of the muscles attached to them they are very strong.

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Weekly Round Up – October 12, 2013

Before we get to the good reads!

Check out this tips to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, and let me know what you think.

A Few Good Reads

Here are a few of my favorite reads from the past week.

 1. Symptom of the Week: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 

The Carpal Tunnel is in your wrist. Your carpal (wrist) bones form a tunnel-like structure—the carpal tunnel—through which pass nine tendons and one nerve— the median nerve. CTS occurs when the median nerve is irritated. 

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