carpal tunnel


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a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass

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So just what are the factors that influence the pressure in the carpal tunnel that can be associated with CTS?
In fact, from 2005 to 2006, the last year for which data were available, there was a 39percent increase of carpal tunnel cases among construction workers.
More studies are needed, but it is good to see that insurance adjusters are now questioning the providers who automatically equate carpal tunnel and keyboarding as the smoking gun.
Cheng and her colleagues have been using the test clinically for about 2 years, in conjunction with other testing, to establish a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome in their patients.
The neurologic deficits resulted from progressive edema of the median nerves in the carpal tunnel, resulting in acute entrapment and eventual focal demyelination and axonal damage.
Among major injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome ranks highest in days away from work, Shafer said.
Epidemiological, biomechanical and ergonomic studies have determined that degree, repetitiveness and forcefulness of wrist motions are factors in the development of tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapments.
It can be used for weak or tired wrists, carpal tunnel syndrome or after minor injury.
The case involved Ella Williams, a former employee of Toyota Motors, who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome.
received a patent for a device he designed that may help individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome avoid surgery.
With the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, McAlindon developed an alternative aimed to increase comfort, prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and help people with disabilities access computers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made proposals aimed at reducing ergonomic injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or back problems, in the workplace.
Use an ergonomically correct keyboard and mouse at your computer to help reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.