Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Up to 14% of people with diabetes are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median nerve entrapment. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bones at the base of your hand. It contains nerve and tendons. The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand. Thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the nerve to be compressed.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Sleep interruption due to numb hands
- Waking up with numb hands and pain
- Pain in hand and wrist
- Weakness in hand and wrist
- Pain radiating up the forearm
- Poor circulation, hands falling asleep
- Cold hands, warm forearms
- Loss of hand grip strength
- Loss of feeling in fingers/thumb
- Dropping objects, clumsiness
Symptoms usually start gradually and as they worsen, grasping objects can become difficult. Treatment includes resting the hand, splints, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines, and surgery.
Sweet Berry Smoothie Chicken with Wine Sauce Key Lime Bars Cranberry Orange-Glazed Pork Roast French Beef Stew French Sauteed Turkey Sandwich Plum Freezer Pops Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Cilantro Lettuce Wraps Stuffed Loin Roast with Beer Sauce
I recently read a very interesting article on the state of precision medicine in the treatment of cancer in Popular Science magazine. Precision medicine, also called "individualized medicine", uses several types of genetic markers for known medical...