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Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

Posted 25 Mar 2017 by

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 – Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new study indicates. Researchers found that physical therapy – particularly so-called manual therapy – improved hand and wrist function and reduced pain as effectively as a standard operation for the condition. Moreover, after one month, physical therapy ...

Health Tip: Tingling in Your Fingers?

Posted 26 Sep 2016 by

-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve is compressed in the wrist. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these symptoms: Pain, numbness, tingling and burning that most often affects the ring, middle and index fingers. A radiating sensation that extends to the ring, middle and index fingers. A tingling or painful sensation that extends up the forearm and to the shoulder. ...

Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study

Posted 8 Jun 2016 by

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 – Preliminary research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the study, electroacupuncture helped carpal tunnel patients with long-lasting mild and moderate symptoms when it was used with splints overnight. "For these patients, ...

Health Tip: At Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted 21 Apr 2016 by

-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tissues in the wrist swell and put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain and discomfort. Here are common risk factors for the condition, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Heredity, as smaller carpal tunnels can run in families. Using your hands in the same way repetitively over time. Having hormonal changes, such as those during ...

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