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  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that occurs in the wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of a pinched nerve in one or both of the wrists. When this nerve is pinched, it inhibits the brains ability to send and receive messages to and from the muscles and other tissues of the hand and wrist. In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, more often than not the nerve that is affected is the median nerve. The median nerve is compressed at the point at which it passes through the wrist. Because of the compression, the nerve does not function properly, thus causing the condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The condition is also known as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Repetitive Strain Injury is really a blanket name that is used to describe many different types of soft tissue injuries including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendinitis. In most casesRepetitive Strain Injury is brought on by a combination of the following:
  • Bad Ergonomics
  • poor posture
  • stress
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Typing Injury
 
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