Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Combating Horrible Advice for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sufferers

Some concerns about typical remidies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrom ...

"I have a lot of respect for medical professionals, but it's hard not to cringe when I see a doctor's advice for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome published in a major paper like this: "Simply resting the wrist can lessen tunnel inflammation and let the nerve recover. That can be accomplished by wearing a wrist splint, obtainable in most drugstores. Some people get relief by wearing it only at night. Anti-inflammatory medicines -- ibuprofen being an example -- can also alleviate inflammation and nerve compression. If these measures fail, the doctor can inject cortisone, which almost always calms inflammation. In only a few instances is surgery necessary to free the nerve from whatever is pressing on it." -- from the Sun Herald

First off, most people who think they have CTS have some other kind of repetitive stress injury that has nothing to do with the carpal tunnel (It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! RSI Theory & Therapy for Computer Professionals)."   continued ...   (Via Ergoblog)

Wrist Splint - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

A popular attempt to cure CTS.

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