Can Typing a Lot Give You Carpal Tunnel?

Can Typing a Lot Give You Carpal Tunnel?  Carpal tunnel is a very common problem that has been studied extensively. If you ask any hand surgeon what they see the most of, and what the most common surgery they do is, the answers are very likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel release respectively. Typing a lot incorrectly can give you carpal tunnel syndrome, as can any activity that includes repetitive wrist motions with elements of direct wrist compression. If you type...

What is Neuropathy?

What is Neuropathy?  The short answer is that neuropathy is when a nerve is irritated and isn’t working right which can cause numbness, tingling, weakness, or even pain. The term neuropathy doesn’t tell you what is causing the nerve to be irritated, only that something is bothering it. The most common type of neuropathy is diabetic neuropathy, meaning that the nerves get irritated due to the consequences of diabetes. But, there are many different types of neuropathy, which can present in...

Did I Tear My Rotator Cuff?

Did I Tear My Rotator Cuff?  If you shoulder hurts, you may have torn your rotator cuff. But there are also a lot of other things that can cause your shoulder to hurt such as bursitis, or neck pain that travels to the shoulder. If you are having trouble lifting your arm up, then your rotator cuff may be torn. But there are some people who have pain when they lift their arms who don’t have rotator cuff tears. I know it all sounds confusing, and I’m going to try to explain it. What is a...

How Did I Get Tennis Elbow? I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

How Did I Get Tennis Elbow? I Don’t Even Play Tennis!  Your doctor may have told you that you have tennis elbow, even though you have never played tennis in your life. Sometimes medical issues are named after the people that most commonly get them, and that’s the case with tennis elbow as it’s estimated that up to 50% of tennis players will get tennis elbow at some point. But that doesn’t mean that only tennis players can get tennis elbow, as it’s also very common in non-tennis players...

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