Category Orthopaedic Care

How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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What Is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common affliction all across the United States. Its symptoms are pain and tingling in your hand and wrist, due to pressure on your wrist’s median nerve. One of the most common causes of carpal tunnel is repetitive wrist motion, so the syndrome is sweeping the nation thanks to more and more frequent computer use.

Fortunately, if you work in an environment where you are at high risk for carpal tunnel, there are things you can do to prevent getting it in the first place, as well as home remedies that can help ease the pain. Here are a few tips on avoiding it.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder of the hand caused by compression of the median nerve.

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What Popping Joints Could Mean

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Physical Examination of Joint Tissue

Discomfort in swollen and inflamed joint tissue of the body makes it difficult for individuals to remain mobile while at work, school or home. Many individuals may even experience strange noises such as clicking in the knees or hips while walking. Constant sounds emitting from joints in the body is a sign that something is wrong with bones, cartilage or ligaments. Scheduling an examination with a physician to determine the cause of popping noises in body joints is necessary to prevent further damage to sensitive tissues. The physical examination will include a visual inspection of the joint causing discomfort and medical imaging tests.

Choosing a Specific Treatment Plan for a Patient

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