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Handing it Off – Getting Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

woman with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome holding her wrist“According to the most recent statistics, approximately 14 million people in the U.S. are experiencing some form of carpal tunnel syndrome, a common condition resulting in compression, or entrapment, of the motor and sensory nerve in the wrist.

We typically see carpal tunnel in adults who do a lot of repetitive activities, such as typing, painting or hammering,” says Dr. Bruce Wolock, chief of Hand Surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. “But it may also be caused by previous injury, arthritis, hypothyroidism, or the development of a tumor or cyst…”

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