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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 - 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

  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and its link to arthritis.

  4. Pinched Nerve

    Learn more about pinched nerves, a common injury that can result in chronic pain.

  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of peripheral nerves affecting one or both hands. It is characterized by a sensation of numbness,tingling,burning and/or pain in the hand and wrist. Persons affected by this disorder may be awakened at night with the feeling that the hand has "gone to sleep." Strain or injury involving the hand and wrist or various other ...

  6. Should I have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

    Your decision about whether to have surgery will involve several issues,including the severity and duration of your condition,the risks of not treating chronic carpal tunnel syndrome,and the risks of having surgery. Consider the following when making your decision: Nonsurgical treatments such as rest,wrist splints,and changing body mechanics effectively treat most cases of carpal tunnel ...

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