Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Overview, Symptoms, Treatments, and Other Resources.
Information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at the national Institute of neurological Disorders and Strokes
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (although not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move… more from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, National Institutes of Health.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand ... Read more at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Essentials at Consumer Reports
What is it? What are the symptoms? How common is it? What will happen? Key points about treatments at Consumer Reports.
Video: Carpal tunnel surgery — endoscopic.
Endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. In this procedure, a surgeon makes one or two small incisions, each about 1 centimeter long. View video presented by the Mayo Clinic.
Video: Carpal tunnel surgery — which option's safest?
MayoClinic.com on carpal tunnel syndrome.
Video: Carpal tunnel symptoms — nonsurgical treatment
MayoClinic.com on carpal tunnel syndrome treatments.
Video: Carpal tunnel syndrome — results of surgery
MayoClinic.com on carpal tunnel syndrome results.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (acute & chronic).
Symptoms: pain/numbness in hand/wrist/forearm, below the elbow, with altered sensation often described as numbness or tingling that is primarily in thumb, index, and middle finger … See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is among the most common disorders of the upper extremity. It is related to many factors but is thought to be caused by increased pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.
Carpal tunnel syndrome. In: The medical disability advisor: workplace for guidelines for disability duration, sixth edition.
Individuals may describe pain, tingling, numbness, or a feeling of weakness in the wrist, hand, or fingers. In mild cases, the symptoms are intermittent and often worsen at night or when the individual first arises in the morning. The individual may complain of decreased grip strength, dropping items more frequently than usual, and having problems pinching or grasping items or making a fist. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.
Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common peripheral neuropathies. It affects mainly middle aged women. In the majority of patients the exact cause and pathogenesis of CTS is unclear. Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome as an occupational disease.
Symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) represent common patient complaints for many primary care physicians. However, there is a surprising lack of guidelines on diagnosing occupational CTS readily accessible to primary care physicians. Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: What can family physicians offer patients with carpal tunnel syndrome other than surgery? A systematic review of nonsurgical management.
BACKGROUND: We undertook a literature review to produce evidence-based recommendations for nonsurgical family physician management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: The efficacy and safety of gabapentin in carpal tunnel patients: open label trial.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy caused by median nerve compression at the wrist. It results in loss of considerable man days and the effectiveness the various treatment modalities are still debated. Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome and vitamin B6.
Although its effectiveness is controversial, vitamin B6 is often used as a conservative and adjunct therapy in treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients attempt to treat their symptoms with vitamin B6 on their own. Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: A randomised clinical trial of oral steroids in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a long term follow-up.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of a two week and a four week course of oral steroids in the conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Full text available free through PubMed
Efficacy of splinting and oral steroids in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a prospective randomized clinical and electrophysiological study.
OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of splinting and oral steroids in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a clinical syndrome manifested by signs and symptoms of irritation of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome has been studied but its effectiveness is unknown. See Abstract at PubMed.
Abstract: Acupuncture in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial.
To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture compared with steroid treatment in patients with mild-to-moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as measured by objective changes in nerve conduction studies (NCS) and subjective symptoms assessment in a randomized, controlled study. See Abstract at PubMed.
Abstract: Surgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common disorder for which several surgical treatment options are available. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of the various surgical techniques in relieving symptoms and promoting return to work or activities of daily living and to compare the occurrence of side-effects and complications in patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. See Abstract at PubMed.
Abstract: Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome results from entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist. Common symptoms are tingling, numbness, and pain in the hand that may radiate to the forearm or shoulder. Most symptomatic cases are treated non-surgically. See Abstract at PubMed.
Abstract: Acute carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of spontaneous bleeding.
Acute carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity following trauma. A rare occurrence of spontaneous bleeding into the carpal tunnel, presenting as acute carpal tunnel syndrome, is presented. Full text available free through PubMed.
Abstract: Long term follow-up of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy: a cohort study and review of the literature.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurring during pregnancy is considered to have a short and benign course and very few cases required surgery, however there is no information in literature on long term follow-up. See Abstract at PubMed.
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