How to Know if You Have Carpal Tunnel or Wrist Tendonitis

2021-08-12T00:59:36-04:00August 12th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

When extreme pain in the wrist is caused by repetitive stress in the hand's joint, people almost always think they might have a carpal tunnel. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, you are not experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome but instead endure wrist tendonitis. Here’s what you should know about each and their differences. [...]

3 Carpal Tunnel Exercises to Relieve Your Symptoms

2021-07-22T04:17:27-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Living with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can be incredibly frustrating since it interferes with routines in more ways than one. The onslaught of numbness, stiffness, and pain afflicting your hand can make simple activities more challenging to complete, from something as basic as gripping a pen, lifting objects to disrupting your ability to work.  Seeing [...]

Can Wrist Rests Actually Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

2021-06-24T04:26:04-04:00June 24th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

A significant sector of the average workforce in the US works eight hours a day in front of a computer. Even with the current situation, the vast majority that now works from home still spend their time at their own desks.  While it may not seem physically straining, there are conditions that can develop when [...]

6 Non-Carpal Tunnel Reasons for Hand and Wrist Discomfort

2021-06-10T02:45:44-04:00June 10th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Numbness and tingling are not a good feeling, especially when you feel it in your hands. This sensation can be debilitating as it can inconvenience your work.  Most people may mistakenly conclude that the sensations are caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is caused by pressure on the median nerve. It happens to many people [...]

3 Exercises You Can Do to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2021-06-03T07:45:13-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

A lot of us have experienced spending hours staring at a screen and typing at our desks. And although we are mostly aware of how this can be mentally draining, we need to be constantly reminded that it has some health risks, too.  Sitting for long hours can really put a toll on your spine. [...]

The Connection Between Diabetes and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2021-04-07T04:09:31-04:00April 7th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Carpal tunnel syndrome may sometimes cause discomfort and mild pain for people who have it. The condition is caused by unnecessary pressure on the median nerve, which may also cause weakness, tingling and numbness in your hand, wrist and forearm. Studies have shown that people with diabetes are fifteen percent more likely to develop this [...]

Hand Weakness: What Are Its Common Underlying Causes?

2021-04-01T02:22:55-04:00March 24th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Having hand weakness or experiencing a sensation of heaviness in your palms and fingers could be caused by different reasons. While it may not be immediately life-threatening, some can last for weeks or months, requiring further treatment. However, if you have sudden hand weakness, you may require prompt medical attention because it could be a [...]

Carpal Tunnel: What To Expect From Open Carpal Surgery

2021-02-25T01:19:29-05:00February 25th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve and compresses it. This nerve controls all movement and sensation in the thumb and all fingers except the pinky. Because of the abnormal pressure on the median nerve, a person who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome will have a difficult time gripping objects and may lose much of [...]

A Guide to Common Hand Injuries That Gamers Can Experience

2020-11-12T01:55:56-05:00November 12th, 2020|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

For most people, hand injuries are a fairly standard yet minimally-experienced issue that is only frequent among those whose jobs or interests involve lots of handiwork. From world-class musicians to visual artists, experiencing injuries in the hands can easily make for a painful and challenging process from diagnosis to recovery. At North Florida Hand and [...]

The Truth Behind the Urban Legend of “Selfie Wrist”

2020-10-08T03:55:31-04:00October 8th, 2020|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis of the Hand & Wrist|

The hand plays an essential role in everyday interactions and activities. We use them to write, cook, drive, wash, and—without overlooking typical millennial habits—take selfies. Thus, it should come as no surprise to anyone that pain from overuse is commonplace. In 2019, Android devices alone took 93 million selfies per day—that’s a lot of wrist [...]

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