Carpal Tunnel Study

Video may be promising in helping to find a cure for individuals that suffer with the symptoms and chronic pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.  

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This study is a relatively new techology using video to record repetitive movements and then a computer can analyze the task to determine if the job is hazardous.

Robert Gadwin, a professor in biomedical engineering and industrial and systems engineering, who also led the study, said the idea of the research is to combine human perception with the computer to measure things that are not easy to measure using normal laboratory methods. He said a researcher instructs the program where the hands are in the video screen and then the computer watches the hands to calculate how repetitive the task is the person is doing….More at New technology furthers carpal tunnel research at UW campus – UW Badger Herald

The study has been in progress for about 2 1/2 years and hopefully will establish guidelines to inform employers what actiities are dangerous and could ultimately lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries.  Previous methods of study including placing sensors on volunteers hands and fingers but the invasiveness made it unnatural for quite a few movements of the hand and thus interferred with the results of the study.

He said their research works to establish what kind of work or activity level is considered safe, or prone to certain types of injuries, like carpal tunnel syndromes….More at New technology furthers carpal tunnel research at UW campus – UW Badger Herald

If you suffer from chronic pain due to symptoms of carpal tunnel or other injuries due to repetitive movement in the hands and wrists, check out this video for some exercises you can perform to relieve the pain.

 

Limaprost Fails in Treating Carpal Tunnel:

Ono Pharmaceutical and Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, in a joint study, have decided to hault the production of the drug Limaprost for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Both companies have been jointly developing limaprost for an additional indication of carpal-tunnel syndrome and conducted a phase 2 study to investigate the efficacy of the drug. However, the study failed to demonstrate the anticipated efficacy. Both companies therefore decided to discontinue the development of limaprost for the additional indication of carpal-tunnel syndrome….More at Discontinuation of Development for the Additional Indication of Carpal-Tunnel … – PharmaLive (press release) (subscription)

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

[Reference] Carpal-tunnel syndrome is a neurological disorder mainly associated with numbness and pain in the hands and fingers. It has been reported that it results from compression, from any cause on the median nerve of the base of the hands, and is involved with the reduction in blood flow of the compressed nerve tissue….More at Discontinuation of Development for the Additional Indication of Carpal-Tunnel … – PharmaLive (press release) (subscription)

 

Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Do you suffer from the chronic and painful type of tendonitis called carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?  Do you know what carpal tunnel syndrome is and, more importantly, the causes and treatment for this tendonitis type?  Here is some beneficial information which may help you decide if you are a candidate for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is also called median nerve entrapment, referring to the median nerve that runs along your forearm into your wrist and becomes compressed because of swollen tissue….More at What's it like: To get carpal tunnel surgery – NewsOK.com

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms:

Here are a few symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to help you determine if you, in fact, have this type of tendonitis.  Pain and numbness in the wrist and hand, sometimes a tingling feeling.  The pain could be of a more intense nature like a sharp and piercing pain.  You may have difficulty doing daily things such as combing or brushing your hair.  The symptoms are more intense when doing repetitive movements with your hands like typing or texting.

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel:

The most common treatments for reducing pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is to wear a wrist splint, take an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibupropen and/or perform hand and wrist exercises.  As a last alternative, there is always surgery.

Surgery – is it right for you?

There are two main types of surgery to alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome – endoscopically or open surgery.  Here's a brief description of both procedures:

Endoscopically:

For your carpal tunnel surgery, your doctor will likely perform the surgery either endoscopically, using a small camera and small incisions, or an open surgery, making about a two-inch incision. It is typically an outpatient surgery performed either by numbing the area or placing you under general anesthesia, meaning you're asleep for the procedure….More at What's it like: To get carpal tunnel surgery – NewsOK.com

Open Surgery:

During an open surgery, your surgeon will make a small incision on your palm. Once inside, your surgeon will cut a ligament in your wrist known as the carpal ligament. This creates more room for the median nerve, which helps you move all of your fingers except your little finger. In some cases, your surgeon might use a microscope to clean up the outside of the nerve….More at What's it like: To get carpal tunnel surgery – NewsOK.com

Surgery should be your last alternative.  Be sure to discuss all your options and risks with your doctor prior to deciding what you want to do.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often misdiagnosed as “double-crush sybdrome”.  Here are just a few symptoms you may experience if you, in fact, have carpal tunnel.  Weakness, tingling or numbness in the fingers and hands.  This occurs due to pressure on the medial nerve in the hand or wrist.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is more predominant in individuals 30 – 60 years of age that perform repetitive motions such as with typing.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve, which can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the “thumb side” of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger and thumb side of the ring finger). The tunnel is very sensitive to swelling, irritation and compression from repetitive microtraumatic movements….More at A Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Approach for Carpel Tunnel Symdrome – Dynamic Chiropractic

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

There is now a new approach when it comes to treating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a deep tissue laser treatment that targets the site.  The light promotes kinetic energy which produces photons that are absorbed into the skin and helps aid in the healpint process.  

What makes laser so special? Laser therapy aims to photobiostimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light. When cells are chemically damaged, they stimulate the chemical pain cycle. Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons. The skin absorbs these photons via a photochemical effect, not photothermal; therefore, it does not cause heat damage to the tissues….More at A Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Approach for Carpel Tunnel Symdrome – Dynamic Chiropractic

Deep tissue laser therpy can help a host of other conditions including achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow and a many more types of tendonitis you may experience.

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Thousands of people suffer from a tendonitis type called “carpal tunnel syndrome” and the chronic pain that is associated with it.  The problem is that individuals have carpal tunnerl and don't even know it.  Here is a brief definition of what carpal tunnel is.

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(HealthDay News) — Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tissues adjoining tendons in the wrist swell and apply pressure to a nearby nerve, causing numbness and pain….More at Health Tip: Coping With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – U.S. News & World Report

Carpal Tunnel Treatment

There are a number of carpal tunnel streatments you can perform short of having carpal tunnel surgery:

  • steroid injections
  • splint or brace
  • anti-inflamatory drugs
  • avoid activities that aggrevate the condition

There are also a number of excellent exercises you can perform to relieve the chronic pain you may experience from having carpal tunnel syndrome

If the above treatments don't alleviate your symptoms or you still have chronic pain, you should visit http://www.tendonitistypes.com/realheal for an all-natural pain relief treatment.

New Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cell therapy is proving to be successful for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), arthritis, and other sports-related injuries.  As with any injury, the healing process requires that the affected site have enough blood supply and cell migration to heal properly.  To ensure proper healing, these cells are injected into the area of injury which accelerates the healing process.  These cells perform many functions one of which is to the release of growth factors to the injured site.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers except for the fifth digit or also known as little finger. The median nerve also carries impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers to move. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand which contains the median nerve….More at Dr. Farshchian: Cell Therapy is Now Being Used for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at … – DigitalJournal.com (press release)

The symptoms of CTS often appear at night because many people sleep with flexed wrists, causing swelling and compression of the nerve.  CTS can be attributed to a number of factors including a sprain or strain, work stress, menopause, as well as repeated use of vibrating hand tools to mention a few.

 

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