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  1. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    If you spend a lot of time doing activities that involve forceful or repetitive finger or wrist movement or use of vibrating equipment, you have an increased risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). These activities can include driving, using a keyboard, working with small instruments, knitting, or using a sander. You can reduce your risk, as well as any hand pain or weakness you may ...

  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Exams and Tests

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually diagnosed from the results of a: Medical history, including any medical conditions or illnesses, prior injuries, current symptoms, or daily activities that may be causing your symptoms. Hand diagram. You may be asked to h

  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Increases Your Risk

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any combination of health conditions and physical activities that increase pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist.

  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Prevention

    Because carpal tunnel syndrome is usually caused by multiple factors-including health conditions and activities-the most important step in preventing it is to take good care of your general health. This includes maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking,

  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Surgery

    Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome are treated without surgery. Surgery is considered only when: Symptoms have not improved after a long period of nonsurgical treatment. Some experts recommend that surgery not be considered until after at least a yea

  6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers or, less commonly, the palm. Symptoms most often occur in the parts of the hand supplied by the median nerve: the thumb, index finger, middle finge

  7. Physical Exam for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    As part of the physical exam for carpal tunnel symptoms, your health professional will: Examine your neck, arms, wrists, and hands, comparing the strength and appearance of both sides. Check your thumb for strength and movement by watching you grip or pinch an object. Examine other parts of your arm, to check for problems with another nerve in your arm. If your health professional suspects ...

  8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - When To Call a Doctor

    Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in your fingers or hand that has not gone away after 2 weeks of home treatment.

  9. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Cause

    Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and what causes it.

  10. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is based on the seriousness of the condition, whether there is any nerve damage, and whether other treatment has helped.

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