carpal tunnel syndrome ==>
overuse strain injury
<medical> (Or "repetitive strain injury", RSI, "repetitive strain
disorder") Any tendon or muscle injury resulting from overuse, usually in the
hand, wrist, or arm. Injury may be caused by any combination of repetitive,
unacustomed, or prolonged movements, forcefulness, or an awkward position (often
due to bad ergonomics). The symptoms are pain, tingling, weakness, numbness,
swelling, cracking, stiffness, or reduced coordination.
Common conditions are:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, where swelling of the membrane linings in your wrist
surrounding the tendons that bend your fingers compresses the median nerve. This
may result in numbness and pain in the hand, arm, shoulder, and neck.
Tennis elbow, where rotating your wrist and using force causes a form of
Tendinitis, where unacustomed exercise or repeated awkward movements inflame
wrist, elbow, or shoulder tendons, often leading to severe stiffness.
Trigger finger, a popping or catching sensation when you bend your finger,
wrist, or shoulder. This form of tenosynovitis is caused by repetitive hand
To prevent the condition worsening, treat the pain with heat, cold, or aspirin,
ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium; rest; or immobilise the injured area with a
splint or bandage. See a doctor.
Amara's RSI information.
RSI links from Yahoo.
Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
CTS from Yahoo.
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