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Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Carpel tunnel syndrome
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Carpel tunnel syndrome

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  • 1.  Passageway in the wrist that connects the hand to the arm  Major nerve passes through the passageway known as the median nerve  The median nerve is a nerve that runs the entire length of the human arm into the hand
  • 2.  When the median nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel this is known as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • 3.  Use to be thought that repetitive movements caused carpal tunnel syndrome › I.e. Work related  Now it is understood that any condition that puts pressure on the median nerve can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 4.  Pain  Numbness  Tingling in the shoulders
  • 5.  Phalen’s Manoeuvre : › flex wrist as far as possible and hold this position. Patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will feeling a burning or tingling sensation  Two other tests are Durkan Test and Tinel’s sign  Also can be tested electromyography
  • 6.  Canada does not have reliable statistics but it is estimated that 10% of Canadians have a life time risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 7.  Stretching  Immobilizing braces  Corticosteroid Injections  O.C.T. Medications: Aspirin Ibuprofen
  • 8.  Surgery  Ultrasound Therapy  Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • 9.  With a change of hand use, pattern or posture most people can recover from pain and numbness  Surgery can result in permanent nerve damage but most people have minimal nerve damage
  • 10.  http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseas es/carpal.html  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunn el_syndrome  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_ner ve

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