Carpal Tunnel Syndrome News and Research

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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. The carpal tunnel - a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand - houses the median nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common and widely known of the entrapment neuropathies in which the body's peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized.
Study shows how myelinated mammalian nerves propagate nerve impulses at high frequencies

Study shows how myelinated mammalian nerves propagate nerve impulses at high frequencies

Esports need new protocols in sports medicine, say researchers

Esports need new protocols in sports medicine, say researchers

Movement of wrist bones revealed by MRI and computer modeling

Movement of wrist bones revealed by MRI and computer modeling

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Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

New MRI glove prototype shows promise in future diagnosis of repetitive strain injuries

New MRI glove prototype shows promise in future diagnosis of repetitive strain injuries

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Sanford Health to evaluate effectiveness of non-opioid medications

Sanford Health to evaluate effectiveness of non-opioid medications

Timely diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome can prevent long-lasting damage

Timely diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome can prevent long-lasting damage

Revolutionary product provides surgery- and drug-free way to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms

Revolutionary product provides surgery- and drug-free way to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms

Heavy smart phone use can have unfavorable effect on hand and arm nerves

Heavy smart phone use can have unfavorable effect on hand and arm nerves

Excessive use of electronic devices may be linked to greater risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome

Excessive use of electronic devices may be linked to greater risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome

Researchers develop nerve wrapping nanofiber mesh to facilitate regeneration, restore function

Researchers develop nerve wrapping nanofiber mesh to facilitate regeneration, restore function

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People with increased risk for heart disease could more likely have shoulder problems

U-M investigators awarded $7.5 million NIH grant to expand chronic pain research

U-M investigators awarded $7.5 million NIH grant to expand chronic pain research

New AAOS guidelines can help doctors make accurate diagnosis of CTS

New AAOS guidelines can help doctors make accurate diagnosis of CTS

Surgery and manual physical therapies similarly effective in improving pain for CTS patients

Surgery and manual physical therapies similarly effective in improving pain for CTS patients

New research can help explain prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica

New research can help explain prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica

Plastic surgeons find association between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headache

Plastic surgeons find association between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headache