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Thumb muscle atrophy from untreated CTS (wikipedia)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. If the median nerve becomes compressed where it runs through the carpal tunnel, pain, weakness, and/or numbness occurs at the hand and wrist. How Is It Diagnosed? CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. A […]

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—a narrow tunnel at the wrist—made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in […]

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Ergonomics For Construction Workers

    Construction tasks place the body in numerous risky positions. Cramped working areas, working overhead and at floor level, heavy material handling and repetitive tasks are just some of the risk factors construction workers face. The University of Iowa found that 70 percent of construction workers experienced low-back pain over a one-year period. When working […]

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