Published September 6, 1996
by Frog, Ltd. .
Written in English
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Both carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury are both the result of work or activities, which involve continually repeated actions affecting various parts of the body. However, CTS is specifically related to problems associated with the wrist and hand, while RSI, although it can apply to the wrist joint is more commonly related to. Though often associated with repetitive stress injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can be caused motor vehicle collision or other trauma. Diagnosis of CTS as a result of trauma may be difficult due to a doctor’s misperception that a patient’s CTS only comes from repetitive stress, delayed onset of symptoms, or overlapping injuries. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries to the hand and wrist are the most common work and sports related injuries. Acupuncture is highly effective in treating these conditions and in some cases can eliminate the need for steroid treatments, anti-inflamatory drugs, or surgery. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes. Often, people don't know what brought on their carpal tunnel syndrome. It can be due to: Repetitive motions, like typing, or any wrist movements that you do over and.
We understand the suffering you endure due to this repetitive stress injury. We are prepared to help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve. Please contact us online or by telephone at for a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia carpal tunnel syndrome attorney. Repetitive Stress Injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel—a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand—houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers. Repetitive stress syndrome* occurs when doing something over and over again causes pain, muscle strain, inflammation, and possible tissue damage. Repetitive motion problems, also called repetitive stress injuries, are the most common form of occupational (workplace) illness. In , at Leon. With the widespread use of computers, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries (CTS/RSI) are quickly becoming one of the leading causes of workplace absenteeism in the United States. But computer operators are not the only ones affected with these maladies.
While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a type of injury that occurs as a result of Repetitive Stress Injuries, they are not one and the same. Repetitive Stress Injuries are ultimately considered to be the “cause” and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is considered to be the effect. Wrist pain is a common complaint. Even though it's often caused by sprains or injuries, wrist pain can also result from long-term repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinosis can potentially be avoided by implementing proper ergonomics in the workplace, and by incorporating both warm-up routines before participating in sports activities, and post-workout recovery strategies after. Get this from a library! Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injuries: the comprehensive guide to prevention, treatment, and recovery. [Tammy Crouch] -- This comprehensive guide probes new treatment methods, products and research on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injuries, conditions which affect workers across all lines of work.