 Passageway in the wrist that connects
the hand to the arm
 Major nerve passes through the
passageway known as the media...
 When the median nerve is compressed
in the carpal tunnel this is known as
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
 Use to be thought that repetitive
movements caused carpal tunnel
syndrome
› I.e. Work related
 Now it is understood tha...
 Pain
 Numbness
 Tingling in the shoulders
 Phalen’s Manoeuvre :
› flex wrist as far as possible and hold this
position. Patient with Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome will fe...
 Canada does not have reliable statistics
but it is estimated that 10% of Canadians
have a life time risk of developing C...
 Stretching
 Immobilizing braces
 Corticosteroid Injections
 O.C.T. Medications: Aspirin Ibuprofen
 Surgery
 Ultrasound Therapy
 Physiotherapy and Occupational
Therapy
 With a change of hand use, pattern or
posture most people can recover from
pain and numbness
 Surgery can result in per...
 http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseas
es/carpal.html
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunn
el_syndrome
 http://en....
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Carpel tunnel syndrome

2,156

Published on

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,156
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
86
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Carpel tunnel syndrome

  1. 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. 2.  When the median nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel this is known as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  3. 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. 4.  Pain  Numbness  Tingling in the shoulders
  5. 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. 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. 7.  Stretching  Immobilizing braces  Corticosteroid Injections  O.C.T. Medications: Aspirin Ibuprofen
  8. 8.  Surgery  Ultrasound Therapy  Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  9. 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. 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
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×