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.
Office Ergonomics - Topic Overview
What is a shoulder SLAP tear? A SLAP tear is a specific kind of injury to your shoulder. It is a tear in the ring of firm tissue -- called the labrum -- around your shoulder socket. SLAP stands for "superior labrum, anterior to posterior." In other words, it is "the top part of the labrum, from the front to the back."
Manual Therapy for Neck Pain - Topic Overview
Manual therapy includes: Massage,which applies pressure to the soft tissues of the body,such as the muscles. Mobilization,which uses slow,measured movements to twist,pull,or push bones and joints. Manipulation,which uses rapid,forceful movements to move the bones and joints. Chiropractors,osteopaths,massage therapists,and physical therapists sometimes use manual treatment. Manual ...
Swelling - Prevention
Abdominal pain can often be prevented. Develop regular bowel habits to prevent abdominal pain caused by constipation. Develop regular eating habits. Overeating is a common cause of abdominal pain.
Swelling - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Balance exercises for vertigo Core stabilization Rehabilitation for a meniscus tear Rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis ...
Knee Problems and Injuries - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Knee Problems and Injuries.
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,
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? ...
Ice for Heel Pain - Topic Overview
Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain.Causes of abdominal pain Cause Most common symptomsGastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, appendicitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or diverticulitisAbdominal pain or crampingChange in bowel habitsNausea or vomitingBloatingBlood in stool or in vomit Food poisoningDiarrheaNausea (feeling sick to your stomach)VomitingAbdominal crampsUrinary problems, such as a kidney stone, kidney disease, kidney infection, or bladder infectionBurning when urinatingBlood in the urineFlank pain or lower pelvic painNeed to urinate small amounts frequentlyUnable to urinateFeverDietary, such as lactose intolerance or food allergyChronic, generalized abdominal painDiarrhea (nonbloody)Gas and bloatingInflammatory disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitisDiarrhea (may be bloody)Fever (may
Swelling - Topic Overview