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Knee Pain Health Center

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  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Medications

    Medication is often used to treat symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Medication may relieve swelling, inflammation, and pain in the wrist or hand. Reducing swelling in the wrist will relieve pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and relieve c

  2. Swelling - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about physical therapy:What is physical therapy?Who can provide physical therapy?What happens at a physical therapy visit?Types of treatment:What kinds of treatment do physical therapists do?What is rehabilitation?Getting treatment:Do I need a prescription?Where can I go for physical therapy? ...

  3. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue growth, or abnormal movement or position of tissue.

  4. Swelling - Common Office Injuries

    Musculoskeletal, vision, and hearing problems are common in the workplace.3 By applying ergonomic solutions, you may be able to reduce physical problems and improve your comfort and ability to work effectively.Musculoskeletal problemsYour musculoskeletal system is made up of the structures that support you and help you move, such as bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Examples of ...

  5. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can usually be diagnosed with a medical history and a physical exam. But sometimes nerve tests are used to check median nerve function when symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are present. The nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test measures the speed of electricity as it moves through a nerve. An electromyogram (EMG) records the electrical activity of nerves and muscles, which shows nerve or muscle disorders.If you have carpal tunnel symptoms, nerve tests may or may not be appropriate for you. Before you have nerve tests, think about the following:Nerve tests aren't helpful in every case. A few people with carpal tunnel syndrome have normal nerve test results. When work-related carpal tunnel syndrome is evaluated, nerve tests are usually done.Nerve tests are often completed before surgery is done. Nerve tests may confirm a diagnosis and thus prevent unneeded surgery. If there is nerve damage, surgery may be considered to prevent permanent damage.

  6. Swelling - Home Treatment

    If you have had surgery, follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon. If the instructions from your surgeon are not clear or do not cover your particular problem, contact your surgeon.

  7. Swelling - Check Your Symptoms

    Check your symptoms of groin problems and injuries.

  8. Corticosteroids for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for carpal tunnel syndrome.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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

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