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Category Archives: Carpel Tunnel

7 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome While You’re at Work
Posted by: Marc Browner
Category: Carpel Tunnel

7 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome While You’re at Work

If you’re working at a desk job, you probably already know that hunching over your computer for eight hours a day can have an affect on your physical health. Your posture may weaken, your back may hurt, and you might even gain weight from the inactivity of spending every day in the same, seated position. People who are sitting at a desk and constantly typing face an additional risk: carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

We already wrote about what carpal tunnel is, what diseases it is potentially linked to, and how to treat the condition in one of our earlier blog

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What Causes Carpal Tunnel – and What Can You Do?
Posted by: Marc Browner
Category: Carpel Tunnel

What Causes Carpal Tunnel – and What Can You Do

Many minor injuries really show us how important certain muscles, joints, or other parts of our body are in everyday life. This especially rings true if you develop carpal tunnel.

 

Carpal tunnel affects the wrist area, and can make everyday activities (working on your computer, driving, and so on) hard to do. Luckily, proper prevention and treatment can help to reduce and eliminate the symptoms of carpal tunnel and get you back to work in no time.

 

What Causes Carpal Tunnel?

 

The “carpal tunnel” refers to the palm side of your hand. We only have one nerve …

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What Are the My Options If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Posted by: Marc Browner
Category: Carpel Tunnel

What Are the My Options If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When we hear the word carpal tunnel, our minds often jump to wrist pain caused by typing or poor posture at work. But that isn’t the whole story. Carpal tunnel syndrome is actually caused by a perfect storm of risk factors, all of which have an effect on the median nerve and the carpal tunnel tendons of your wrist.

 

These risk factors include having a wrist fracture, being a woman (women’s carpal tunnels are smaller than men’s), activities that cause prolonged or repetitive flexing of the wrist, and suffering from conditions that cause nerve damage (diabetes), inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis) …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes and Risk Factors
Posted by: Marc Browner
Category: Carpel Tunnel

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Causes and Risk Factors

 

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) “is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting approximately 3 to 6 percent of adults in the general population,” of whom 500,000 people decide to undergo surgical procedures to correct the condition.

 

In the United States, carpal tunnel syndrome is the fastest growing occupational illness, annually causing workers to lose thousands of work days and costing the economy billions of dollars in medical services. In the past, CTS was mostly limited to people working in the manual labor industry, but a trend has been rising …

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