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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? on: 2020 Oct 20

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Steph Clement Pogonowski, MS, OTR/L, CHT is a Certified Hand Therapist and a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.   Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the upper extremity that is known as the most common nerve compression to occur in the body. It affects approximately 3% of the population and can cause many debilitating symptoms that affect a person’s daily life. In fact, because of its commonality and significance of symptoms, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of work time lost in the U.S., making this an important diagnosis to understand and be aware of. In an effort to build better awareness of this diagnosis, here are some commonly addressed questions regarding carpal tunnel syndrome.   Q: What is the carpal tunnel? A: The carpal tunnel is an anatomical space that is found where your wrist transitions to your hand.…

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