Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Research Paper

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries that affect a person’s body movements or musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Some common MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and repetitive strain injuries. MSDs are common and costly problems for people and companies across the world. MSDs are the single largest category of workplace injuries and are responsible for 33% of all workers’ compensation costs.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when the nerve in the wrist compresses and travels through the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is the narrow passage in the wrist that protects the median nerve, one of the most important nerves in your hands. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, numbness, and tingling in all your
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Carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive motions of the wrist such as typing, playing an instrument, or knitting. Pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, and hypothyroidism also contribute to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. To prevent CTS take breaks frequently to rest your hands, keep your hands warm, avoid repetitive hand motions, and do frequent wrist exercises. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome it is best to see a doctor earlier on because it is harder to treat once it gets worse. In severe cases you may lose feeling in your fingers, have a loss of strength, and permanent muscle damage. To treat carpal tunnel make some lifestyle changes such as taking breaks and abstaining from repetitive wrist actions for long periods of time. You can use a splint which will keep your wrist from moving while you sleep to lessen the pressure and get rid of

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