Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a complex condition caused by swelling and pressure on nerves on the palm side of the wrist. CTS occurs less often than many people nowadays think.
Pain in the wrist is common among people doing repetitive work, however, the reason for it is usually not CTS. As with all musculoskeletal problems, a competent assessment will be able to determine the true nature of your condition.
The swelling associated with CTS is often due to another condition such as Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypothyroidism or Diabetes. It is not very commonly associated with working or repetitive activities.
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The Pronator Teres is a muscle in the forearm. Tension in this muscle can pinch the median nerve and create symptoms very similar to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The Pronator Teres turns the palm down (like when you type or use the mouse) and is very commonly tight in heavy computer users. This is easily treated by targeted exercises done on a regular basis.
A very common consequence of overuse where the tendons become inflamed. Easily treated once diagnosed but requires several weeks of total rest of the area followed by a rehabilitation plan of exercises and stretches.
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Chronically tense muscles will limit flexibility and tire easily. Muscle hypertension also creates the familiar sensation of muscle ache. Careful stretching and mild exercise of a tight muscle will effectively reduce the related symptoms.
Golfer elbow is associated with excessive tension of a muscle called the Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, which bends the wrist in. It can also produce pain and weakness in the hand especially if the Ulnar Tunnel is affected.
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