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Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is a muscle tendon injury located on the thumb-side of the elbow. While the condition can result from a single traumatic event, tennis elbow is typically caused by repetitive motions that involve gripping or extending the wrist that overload the forearm muscles. Initially, the tennis elbow patient [..]

The Carpal Tunnel Under Pressure

The carpal tunnel is formed by eight small bones that comprise the top of the tunnel with the transverse carpal ligament serving as the floor. The median nerve, blood vessels, and nine tendons and their sheaths pass through the tunnel. In a healthy individual, there is a constant fluid pressure within the carpal tunnel that [..]

Tools for Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs following compression or restriction of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist and into the hand. Thus, the focus of treatment is to alleviate pressure on the median nerve, allowing it to transfer motor and sensory information to and from the hand. Clinical guidelines [..]

Cyclist’s Palsy

Though peripheral neuropathies often develop in individuals whose daily activities involve fast, repetitive motions, no rest, awkward hand postures, firm gripping, and excessive vibration exposure like office workers, construction workers, line workers, etc., there is one group that meets these various criteria that we hardly consider: cyclists. It’s estimated that nearly 800,000 Americans commute to [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Patient-Doctor Team

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or restricted as it passes through the wrist, resulting in sensory and motor symptoms, which include numbness, pain, paresthesia and sometimes weakness that can radiate from the wrist into the thumb and index, middle, and half of the ring finger. [..]

Common Wrist and Elbow Complaints

Because of the close anatomical relationship between the wrist and elbow, it’s not uncommon for patients to present for care with symptoms that affect both regions. In some cases, they may have two distinct musculoskeletal conditions that need simultaneous treatment. But in other cases, the pain in one area may be referred by a musculoskeletal [..]

Pronator Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The median nerve originates from nerve roots (specifically C5-T1) that exit the cervical spine and then merge together in the brachial plexus in the neck and shoulder region traveling down the arm, through the wrist, and into the hand. Compression or restriction of the mobility of the median nerve anywhere along its course can result [..]

Neurodynamic Techniques for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that results from pressure applied to the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist. The disorder is associated with both motor and sensory signs and symptoms such as numbness, pain, and paresthesia that radiates from the wrist first to the first three digits and can include [..]

Manual Therapies for Most Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a fairly common condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or its movement is restricted as it passes through the wrist. There can be many potential causes median nerve entrapment in the carpal tunnel from inflammation caused by overuse or chronic health conditions to mechanical injury. Treatment guidelines [..]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Regional Interdependence

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity, which is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist with resulting symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb through third finger and thumb half of the fourth finger (palm-side). Traditionally, treatment guidelines [..]