Typing Troubles: How to Avoid Wrist Pain

Your fingers are flying across the keyboard, shooting off emails, memos, proposals, summaries and updates. Those impressive typing skills serve you well. But what happens when all that typing leads to aching wrists? We talked to orthopaedic surgeon William Seitz, Jr., MD, about what causes wrist or hand pain — and how to prevent it. … Read More

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Carpal Tunnel: Best Ways to Address Your Pain, Tingling

If you spend a lot of time at a computer or working with your hands, you might be tempted to ignore tingling and numbness in your wrist and fingers. But you shouldn’t, says orthopaedic surgeon Steve Maschke, MD, because frequent burning, tingling or itching in the palm of your fingers can progress and become more … Read More

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Putting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) to Rest

Contributor: Brad Pierce, MD We’ve all known someone who has suffered from carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS). With the many demands we place on our hands throughout our lives, it is a fairly common condition that affects the hand and wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow canal comprised of a number of carpal bones in … Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Relief Through Research

Those tingling feelings, finger numbness and shooting pain in your wrist could be symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Caused by pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the base of your palm, CTS can be debilitating. It is most commonly associated with typing on a computer keyboard, but other repetitive … Read More