Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common, causing hand pain and numbness. However, familiarity often leads to misinformation about this condition.
Hand and Wrist Injuries
A broken wrist or distal radius fracture requires prompt medical attention for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Distinguishing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from soft tissue inflammation is crucial for accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes include repetitive hand use and underlying health issues; risk factors involve genetics and workplace ergonomics.
Distal radius fractures are almost always caused by falling on an outstretched hand, placing those who play sports with a high chance of falling at greater risk.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis causes wrist and thumb pain due to tendon inflammation.
A physical exam, patient history, and imaging are the three steps typically utilized to diagnose a distal radius fracture.
Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involves a physical exam, medical history, and sometimes imaging tests like x-rays or MRI.
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