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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:27pm
Helge: I wanted to find a podcast about Carpal Tunnel as an example for future podcasts. Take your time and listen to this one. Her is one.

Doctors on Health Audio Newsletter
Doctors answers to viewer questions|vol. #2

Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. William Shiel, Chief Medical Editor of Medicinenet.com, discusses Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Listen now to Dr. William Shiel discuss Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (MP3 1:59min 947KB)

The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast. A MedicineNet viewer asks: Dr. Shiel, can carpal tunnel syndrome be caused from typing on my keyboard all day? Well, the answer to that would be 'yes'. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an irritation of a nerve that passes through the wrist...

Listen to the entire audio segment of Checking Your Pulse on Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in this edition of / Doctors on Health /.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com: "Carpus is a word derived from the Greek word 'karpos' which means 'wrist.' The wrist is surrounded by a band of fibrous tissue which normally functions as a support for the joint.

The tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bone is called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel to receive sensations from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand.

Any condition that causes swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel can squeeze and irritate the median nerve. Irritation of the median nerve in this manner causes tingling and numbness of the thumb, index, and the middle fingers, a condition known as 'carpal tunnel syndrome."
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