Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Diagnosing - Physiotherapy Hand Therapy Singapore
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosing
standard diagnosing system for CTS is electromyographical (EMG) testing,
on top of the manual testing using a Phalen's and Tinel's test, for
added clarity. A presence of pain is likely to rule out CTS, as CTS is
primarily marked by numbness, tingling, decreased power and dexterity of
The Phalen's Test is performed by
flexing the wrist as much as possible but gently, and holding this
position for 60 seconds to see if the symptoms manifests. If symptoms
manifests, the phalen's test is marked as positive. The quicker the
manifestation, the more advanced/severe the stage is. In most advanced cases, the numbness and tingling onset begins with the use of the affected hand during any activities, such as picking out coins, fruits, buttoning - anything that requires the use of the hands.
Tinel's Test - tap on the distribution points of the median nerve
(thumb to the half of the ring finger) and if there is a presence of
tingling, the tinel sign is noted as positive.
Test, is a test where we compress the carpal area, compressing the
carpal tunnel at the palm over the nerve for about 30 seconds until
symptoms are elicited.
can affect virtually anyone and everyone, though more often than not,
women are more affected with a ratio of 3 women to 1 man affected. Most
of the sufferer are between 45-60 years of age. With carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosing made simpler, you should be able to seek professional help from your GP or physiotherapy/physiotherapy clinic near you.
Prevention of CTS
- avoiding repetitive motions and stresses
- utilizing ergonomic equipment such as wrist rest, mouse pad
- keyboard solutions(digital pen, voice recognition and dictation software
- taking adequate and periodical breaks between tasks
- early treatment like taking turmeric (anti-inflammatory), omega-3 fatty acids, and B vitamins
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