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  1. Steroid Shots a Temporary Fix for Carpal Tunnel?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid shots can temporarily relieve the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but three-quarters of patients who are initially helped by these injections will eventually require surgery, new Swedish research says. Abo

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  2. New Screening for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Sept. 17, 2008 -- A brief questionnaire has been developed to help doctors screen for carpal tunnel syndrome. Because of the high prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome, and because there are many other conditions with similar symptoms, it can be hard for doctors to decide which patients to send for e

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  3. Steroids for Carpal Tunnel Questioned

    Nov. 8, 2007 (Boston) -- People with carpal tunnel syndrome may be better off undergoing surgery early as opposed to receiving injections of steroids to reduce their inflammation and pain, because steroids may not be as effective in the long term. In the new study, after an average follow-up of 5.9

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  4. Carpal Tunnel? Blame Genes Not Overuse

    Feb. 16, 2007 -- Long hours surfing the Internet or typing won't wreck your wrists, a new study shows. Carpal tunnel syndrome, long associated with overuse of the hands and wrists when surfing the Internet or typing, is linked more to genetics than repetitive use, according to the study. It was pres

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  5. Clue to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Found

    Nov. 16, 2006 -- A microscopic look at carpal tunnel syndrome may have uncovered the cause of the painful condition. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage through the bones and ligaments of the wrist. It protects a main nerve leading to the hand and the tendons that bend the fingers. In carpal tunne

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  6. Carpal Tunnel May Predict Diabetes

    Aug. 22, 2006 -- Carpal tunnel syndrome may be an early warning sign that diabetes is just around the corner. The carpal tunnel is found in the wrist. In carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve in the carpal tunnel becomes pinched due to swelling of the nerve and/or nearby tendons. The pinched nerve can cau

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  7. Steroids May Beat Surgery for Carpal Tunnel

    Feb. 3, 2005 - Steroid injections may be more effective than surgery for short-term relief of painful carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers compared the effectiveness of steroid injections vs. surgery in relieving the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome over the cours

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  8. For Treating Carpal Tunnel, the Best Treatment May Be None

    June 12, 2001 -- Many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome will ultimately improve on their own, without surgical treatment or other types of therapies, according to Italian research published in the June 12 issue of Neurology. The finding could cause doctors and patients to rethink the best way to manag

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  9. Computers and Carpal Tunnel Go Hand-in-Hand -- Or Do They?

    --> This is Part 1 of a two-part series June 11, 2001 -- Office workers can "breathe a sigh of relief," according to a Mayo Clinic researcher. Contrary to popular belief, a new study shows that using a computer doesn't appear to increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. The study appea

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  10. Who's Watching Your Genes.

    April 24, 2001 -- A recently settled lawsuit pitting a railway company against its own employees could be the storyline for a sci-fi movie: A large company secretly performs genetic testing on some of its employees to determine if their workers are at risk of developing work-related injuries. Well,

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