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What Really Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What Really Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Because of issues relating to workmen’s compensation and for other reasons, it is often argued that computer use and desk jobs are not responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome. The relationship between the disease and work remains controversial, with the causal relationship not clearly established. According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a [...]

The Mechanics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The Mechanics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many known and some unknown causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is a condition that can be caused by factors such as trauma or injury, and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and hypothyroidism and so on. There could also be other causes that underlie carpal tunnel, such as pressure that is exerted [...]

Surgery Options For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Surgery Options For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

For mild cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, therapies that offer pain relief and control the disorder are usually sufficient. However when it is a severe case of carpal tunnel which does not respond to other treatments then surgery may be the only option left. In severe cases, unrelenting symptoms such as pain, muscle weakness, numbness [...]

Alternative Therapies For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alternative Therapies For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The world is coming around to using natural and alternative therapies for two main reasons – one because they aim at healing the whole body rather than improving a few symptoms, and secondly to avoid the many side effects that come along with main stream medication. Here is a ready reckoner of the alternative therapies [...]

The Best Exercise For Carpal Tunnel Prevention – Part 2

The Best Exercise For Carpal Tunnel Prevention – Part 2

Keep in mind the guidelines mentioned in part 1 of this post, such as warming up your hands if cold, and stopping any exercise if it causes pain or discomfort or any worsening of symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are some more exercises that can help to prevent or ease carpal tunnel and could [...]

The Best Exercise For Carpal Tunnel Prevention – Part 1

The Best Exercise For Carpal Tunnel Prevention – Part 1

They rightly say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and it is true in the case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well. Many cases of carpal tunnel seem to have no specific cause, and there is a genetic predisposition that many show to this problem, however there is much that [...]

Tips To Find A Hand Specialist For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tips To Find A Hand Specialist For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If things have got to a point where you need the help of a professional and tips and home remedies are no longer working for you, then you are probably wondering how to get in touch with a hand specialist who may be able to help out. You should ideally be looking for a combination [...]

Too Much Texting Can Give You Carpal Tunnel, Says Julianne Moore

Too Much Texting Can Give You Carpal Tunnel, Says Julianne Moore

In a first of its kind admission by a well known celebrity, we are told that Julianne Moore has carpal tunnel caused by too much texting on her blackberry. The Jurassic Park and Nine Months star was recently on the David Letterman show when she admitted to having suffered the unfortunate fate of developing Carpal [...]

Too Much Texting May Be Responsible For Carpal Tunnel

Too Much Texting May Be Responsible For Carpal Tunnel

The archetype of the always-connected modern teen is the one with the latest gadget or gizmo in hand, texting away, oblivious to the world around them. The very image may be an irritant for the parent who gets tuned out in the bargain. And now it would seem that there is another very real reason [...]

The CTS And Repetitive Motion Debate

The CTS And Repetitive Motion Debate

When you say Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an almost automatic response to this usually is computer use. However there seems to be some dispute or controversy as regards CTS; and whether it is a work related or occupational disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome is said to be aggravated by repetitive grasping and manipulating activities and one view [...]