Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist becomes squeezed or compressed. The condition can be caused by an injury to the wrist, stress to the joint, rheumatoid arthritis, or repetitive motion of the...
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We present two identical twin sarcoidosis patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. A number of factors may cause carpal tunnel syndrome like wrist anatomy, occupation, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy and renal failure. Although the above factors do not directly cause carpal tunnel syndrome, they may increase your chances of developing or aggravate median nerve damage as it is in sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis relevant neuropathy and granulomas may be the primary mechanism of sarcoidosis associated carpal tunnel syndrome. Although rare, carpal tunnel syndrome may be a feature of sarcoidosis that may lead to irreversib...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionThere was no significant association between the patterns of electronic devices use and CTS symptoms. The high prevalence of CTS symptoms necessitates awareness programs, especially among the young population. Although this work did not prove the association, further studies with confirmatory clinical testing are recommended.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Shri RamNeurology India 2019 67(7):55-61 Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disease caused by compression of the median nerve passing through the wrist. Patients suffer from severe pain and paresthesis in the median nerve. Compression of the median nerve occurs, with prolonged working on keyboards (computer or laptop or music players) being one of the reasons along with others such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. CTS research holds great promise for the patients as well as doctors for better medical treatment. The study has been carried out with an objective to analyze research progress based on the literature publish...
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
De Quervain's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and trigger finger (digit) are three common pathological conditions of the hand. They are considered overuse syndromes and occur predominantly in females. The prevalence rate and cause-specific risks of these three tendinopathies have not yet been clarified. Data from 41,871 cases listed in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) from 2010 to 2014 were analyzed. The prevalence rate of these 3 conditions by age, sex, and the risk factors of female-dominant diseases (e.g., osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis [RA], and tendinopathy), diabetes mellitus,...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
We report the genetic and clinical findings in the largest cohort with ML-IIIγ so far: 18 affected individuals from 12 families including 12 patients from India, five from Turkey, and one from the USA. With consanguinity confirmed in eight of 12 families, molecular characterization showed that all affected patients had homozygous pathogenic GNPTG genotypes, underscoring the rarity of the disorder. Unlike ML-IIIαβ, which present with a broader spectrum of severity, the ML-III γ phenotype is milder, with onset in early school age, but nonetheless thus far considered phenotypically not differentiable fr...
Source: Clinical Dysmorphology - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
ConclusionsThenar atrophy and sensory loss were highly specific in CTS but had limited value in early detection. Due to their low specificity, provocative tests do not appear sufficient enough to establish a definite CTS diagnosis. Only Durkan’s test could possibly be considered initially as it has more balanced values. Diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism and gout significantly increase the risk of CTS.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and trigger digits (TD) are often coexist, and they share many risk factors including diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis 1.In addition, carpal tunnel release (CTR) can also be associated with TD. Specifically, CTR increases the entrance angle of the flexor tendons to the A1 pulleys 2. This angle increase may cause additional friction between flexor tendons and the A1 pulley, which results in TD 3. When considering treatment for CTS, patients often ask about typical postoperative course and complications.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Antibiotic prophylaxis for common soft tissue procedures of the hand is not associated with reduction in postoperative infection risk. While our analysis cannot account for factors that are not captured in the billing process, this study nevertheless provides strong evidence against unnecessary use of antibiotics before these procedures, especially given the difficulty of conducting a randomized prospective study with a sample size large enough to detect the effect of prophylaxis on the low baseline risk of infection. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III, therapeutic study. PMID: 29432267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
The WHO reports that one of the major chronic conditions affecting the elderly worldwide is musculoskeletal disorders that are associated with long-term pain and disability. Considering the healthcare needs of the elderly (i.e. comprehensive, accessible, efficient) and the advantages of ultrasound (US) use (patient-friendly, convenient, cost-effective, and does not require exposure to radiation or magnetic fields), there seems to be a ‘gap’ in the actual clinical practice. In this paper, we aimed to highlight the potential value of US imaging in the management of the elderly with a wide spectrum of musculoskele...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Review articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Addition of a single test of median and ulnar sensory latency, the median and radial sensory latency or the inching method, in routine protocol will improve the sensitivity for the diagnosis of CTS in all patients.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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