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7 Prevention Tips for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

7 Prevention Tips for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel syndrome often starts with pain and discomfort at the base of the thumb that extends to other fingers, finally leading to the inability to use our hands like a normal person. Listed in this article are 7 tips for prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome that are both effective and easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

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Boxer's Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Exercises

Boxer's Fracture

A boxer’s fracture is a fracture in which the fifth metacarpal bone of the hand that is located at the metacarpal neck damages and breaks. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment, exercises- stretching and strengthening.

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Carpal Boss or Carpal Bossing

Carpal Boss or Carpal Bossing

Carpal Boss or Carpal Bossing normally causes intense swelling and sometimes pain at the back of the hand and quite often it is misinterpreted as a ganglion cyst when in fact it is not.

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Causes of Elbow Pain

Causes of Elbow Pain

Severe chronic elbow pain severely restricts the use upper extremity. Understanding the diseases which may cause elbow pain is essential. Elbow pain can be caused due to automobile and work accident, slip and fall injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, cellulitis, synovitis,cubital tunnel syndrome and radial tunnel syndrome etc.

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Closed Fracture of Finger Bones or Phalanges

Closed Fracture of Finger Bones or Phalanges

Closed fracture of the finger bones or phalanges happen when the bones break either partially or completely but the skin is not torn and the bones are not exposed through the skin to the eternal environment. Know the causes, signs, symptoms, treatment and recovery period of Closed fracture of the finger bones or phalanges.

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Closed Radius/Ulna Fracture: Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis, Recovery Period

Closed Radius/Ulna Fracture

A closed radius or ulna fracture happens when the radius or ulna bone breaks either partially or completely but is not exposed through the skin. Complete recovery from radius or ulna fracture is to be expected within a year or more. The prognosis for adults with closed radius and ulna fracture depends on many factors such as choice of treatment method, soft-tissue handling, the timing of internal fixation in open fractures and restoration of osseous anatomy.

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Compound Humerus Fracture: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Compound Humerus Fracture

Compound humerus fracture or compound fracture of the humerus bone of the upper arm is comparatively uncommon. They are usually seen in cases of multiple injuries or direct trauma. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of compound humerus fracture.

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Congenital Amputation: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, Diagnosis

Congenital Amputation

Congenital Amputation is a medical condition where a child is born without an arm or hand as a result of inadequate development of the limb. Know the causes, symptoms, and treatment of congenital amputation.

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Cracking Knuckles: Is it Good or Bad to Crack Your Knuckles?

Cracking Knuckles

The cracking sound from knuckle occurs when the joints are moved apart from each other creating a gap where synovial fluid forms a bubble. This bubble when it collapses or bursts causes the cracking sound. Experts however believe that if knuckle cracking does not cause any pain then it can be considered as safe. They also suggest that arthritis is in no way connected to cracking of joints including the knuckles.

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Dactylitis or Sausage Fingers - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Treatment

Dactylitis or Sausage Fingers - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Treatment

: In Dactylitis or Sausage Finger, fingers appear swollen and plump. Know its causes, symptoms, types, treatment and diagnosis.

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Dead Arm & Dead Arm Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Exercises

Dead Arm & Dead Arm Syndrome

A person can commonly experience a dead arm after waking up in the morning after sleeping in the wrong position, such as on the arm, or when keeping the arm hanging from the chair for some time. “Dead Arm Syndrome” is a medical condition where a person experiences an abrupt pain, which can be paralyzing or sharp in nature with numbness in the arm.

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Dislocation of Hand, Thumb and Fingers: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Investigations

Dislocation of Hand, Thumb and Fingers

Dislocation of the joints in hand, thumb and fingers are often seen following sport injury and domestic fall. Know the Types, Risk Factors, Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Investigations.

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Ease Texting Thumb or RSI with Intelligent Personal Assistant

Ease Texting Thumb or RSI with Intelligent Personal Assistant

Texting Thumb Injury is a form of a RSI (repetitive stress injury) which affects the thumb and the wrist. Know the causes, treatment, and how Intelligent Personal Assistant Can Ease RSI or Texting Thumb.

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Ectrodactyly: What is Cleft Hand and How is it Treated?

Ectrodactyly

Ectrodactyly or Cleft Hand has been proved to be a genetic disorder which is autosomal dominant type. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment for Ectrodactyly or Cleft Hand.

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Erb’s Palsy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis

Erb’s Palsy

Erb's Palsy is weakness of the brachial plexus and thus there is resultant weakness of the arms and hands and there is impairment of motion of the hands. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis of Erb’s Palsy.

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