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Carpel tunnel syndrome

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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

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