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Cyclist’s Palsy

Though peripheral neuropathies often develop in individuals whose daily activities involve fast, repetitive motions, no rest, awkward hand postures, firm gripping, and excessive vibration exposure like office workers, construction workers, line workers, etc., there is one group that meets these various criteria that we hardly consider: cyclists. It’s estimated that nearly 800,000 Americans commute to [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Patient-Doctor Team

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or restricted as it passes through the wrist, resulting in sensory and motor symptoms, which include numbness, pain, paresthesia and sometimes weakness that can radiate from the wrist into the thumb and index, middle, and half of the ring finger. [..]

Common Wrist and Elbow Complaints

Because of the close anatomical relationship between the wrist and elbow, it’s not uncommon for patients to present for care with symptoms that affect both regions. In some cases, they may have two distinct musculoskeletal conditions that need simultaneous treatment. But in other cases, the pain in one area may be referred by a musculoskeletal [..]

Pronator Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The median nerve originates from nerve roots (specifically C5-T1) that exit the cervical spine and then merge together in the brachial plexus in the neck and shoulder region traveling down the arm, through the wrist, and into the hand. Compression or restriction of the mobility of the median nerve anywhere along its course can result [..]

Neurodynamic Techniques for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that results from pressure applied to the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist. The disorder is associated with both motor and sensory signs and symptoms such as numbness, pain, and paresthesia that radiates from the wrist first to the first three digits and can include [..]

Manual Therapies for Most Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a fairly common condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or its movement is restricted as it passes through the wrist. There can be many potential causes median nerve entrapment in the carpal tunnel from inflammation caused by overuse or chronic health conditions to mechanical injury. Treatment guidelines [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Regional Interdependence

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity, which is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist with resulting symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb through third finger and thumb half of the fourth finger (palm-side). Traditionally, treatment guidelines [..]

How Do Manual Therapies Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition characterized by the slow onset of pain, tingling, or numbness (paresthesia) in the thumb, index, and middle and thumb-half of the ring finger. Over time, symptoms can increase in both frequency and severity to the point that the individual cannot comfortably carry out their regular work or leisure [..]

A Brief Summary of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral nerve entrapment neuropathy, meaning the compression of a nerve beyond the brain and spinal cord. In this case, the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist, which is comprised of eight small carpal bones that form the roof and [..]

Wrist Treatment for Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons that attach to the elbow become overloaded. While tennis elbow can be caused by a known traumatic event, it’s more likely the result of microtraumas spread out over time that can be difficult to identify. Because of this, symptoms can come on [..]