Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?

Title: Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
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FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- You use your hands nearly every minute of the day, so any time they hurt it's important to find out why. Certain conditions can affect people who do the same hand movements for hours every day. Repetitive strain injury can...
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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
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
I don’t think it comes as a surprise to many that physical pain and mental pain often seem to be connected. I often hear from people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. And it’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms to subside or even disappear completely. Sometimes the pain those with OCD experience is directly related to compulsions they perform. For example, some people with OCD are compelled to perform extensive rituals while showering, perhaps twisting and turning in particular ways for a specific amount of time. This migh...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Caregivers OCD Personal Phobia Avoidance Chronic Pain Compulsions Fibromyalgia Obsessions Rituals stiff joints Source Type: blogs
Authors: Lee JK, Kim JW, Kim YS, Koo BS Abstract Gout is a disease featuring acute arthritis, joint deformity and severe pain caused through the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in and around synovial tissue 1. Tophi are stone-like deposits of monosodium urate in the soft tissues, synovial tissues, or bones adjacent to the joints. The tophi can compromise joint motion and deteriorate bony structure, finally leading to functional disability. Therefore, early treatment using uric acid lowering agents is standard practice in gout patients to prevent the formation of tophi through controlling uric acid levels. ...
Source: Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 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
Conclusion This easy-to-use screening tool based on self-reported risk factor profiles can help identify individuals at high risk for disability retirement due to MSD.byShiri R, Heli övaara M, Ahola K, Kaila-Kangas L, Haukka E, Kausto J, Saastamoinen P, Leino-Arjas P, Lallukka T. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3681
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Conclusion This easy-to-use screening tool based on self-reported risk factor profiles can help identify individuals at high risk for disability retirement due to MSD. PMID: 29063945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: The occurrence of musculoskeletal pain in the upper extremities is a serious concern that affects Lebanese dentists. Most of them often complained of tendinitis and headaches because they do not practice sports; thus, encouraging them to practice sports may reduce or solve such health problems. Issuing brochures that include exercises to perform and hiring trained assistants could help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Finally, these occupational health problems should be highlighted at all clinical and research symposia to increase awareness.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
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