Tag: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Is It Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendonitis of Wrist?

Carpal Tunnel vs Tendonitis Wondering what the difference is between carpal tunnel vs tendonitis? When most of us think of wrist pain and tingling fingers, we think of carpal tunnel. However, carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t as common as people believe, and your pain may actually be the product of a different condition. Wrist tendonitis has similar symptoms and results from similar activities, like spending eight hours a day on the computer or doing strenuous repetitive work. What is the difference between carpal tunnel vs. tendonitis? Keep reading to learn what they are and how you can treat them. What Causes Read More »

When Should I Consider Surgery for CTS?

When Should I Consider Surgery for CTS? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects 3% of the adults in the United States and is the most common of the “entrapment neuropathies” (pinched nerves in the arms or legs). Treatment for CTS is frequently delayed because the symptoms are usually mild at first and progress gradually. Because CTS symptoms may be more advanced by the time a patient seeks treatment, he or she may think surgery is the only viable option. So, when should a patient consider surgery for CTS? CTS has many causes. Hence, managing it relies on an accurate diagnosis. The Read More »

Elbow pain, Wrist pain, Thumb pain and numbness; the problem with braces and how to find effective solutions.

Elbow pain, Wrist pain, Thumb pain, and numbness; the problem with braces, and how to find effective solutions. Many people experience elbow pain, wrist pain, and thumb pain. People are often diagnosed with tendonitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ulnar entrapment as well as many other conditions. Is this type of diagnosis helpful since the diagnosis does not explain or describe why the condition exists?  It also is naming more the symptom rather than the problem. In a world of symptom-related care, this may make sense however, it does not help you find effective and cost-effective care. There are Read More »