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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

March 04 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve as it passes into the hand. The median nerve is located on the palm side of the hand (also called the carpal tunnel). It provides sensation (ability to feel) to your thumb, index finger, long finger, and part of the ring finger. Compression of the nerve produces numbness, tingling and, eventually, hand weakness. Proper Physiotherapy treatment can relieve the tingling and numbness and restore wrist and hand function. Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: • Carpal tunnel syndrome can be made worse if the wrist is overextended repeatedly • Repeated motions of your wrist contribute to swelling and compression of the median nerve • Poor positioning of your wrists while using a keyboard or mouse • Prolonged exposure to vibrations from using hand tools or power tools • Any repeated movement that overextends your wrist, such as playing the…

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