Mechanical Causes of Carpal Tunnel



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In this video, the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are explained including finger and wrist movements that can attribute to it.

  • Joy

    That information was really informative and helped me to gain a better understanding of the actual movements that can lead to carpal tunnel. Essentially, repetitive deviation from a normal position in either direction is what causes the pressure and pain. I have been diagnosed with early stages of osteoporosis recently and I wonder if that can contribute to more pain or an accelerated progression of the condition.

  • Isabella Vargas

    Curiosity led me here and I am glad I made the trek onto the education page. What a quick yet informative video (great graphics too). Now I get exactly why at times I can feel the pain that I do. It makes total sense that doing the same thing over and over, and causing such a strain time after time would result in injury over time. Now I can try not to do activities or at least space out the activities that would cause my wrist to move in such a way so I can try to avoid further strain.

    • Rebecca

      It makes sense that any repetitive movement over a prolonged period of time would cause a significant amount of staining that results in an injury. Reducing that activity or taking short breaks while performing that activity will definitely reduce the pain and avoid further damage. This would hopefully also reduce the chances of needing surgery to fix the issue.

  • Kellie

    Wow! Another great video showing how the median nerve is affected by repetitive motion and sleep positions. The movement of the pictures actually made it very easy to visual what is happening in your wrist as you flex and extend it. Very simple explanation that makes the syndrome very understandable. Thanks!

  • Michael H

    This should be the first video people who may have CTS watch. They should get the basics like this before they pursue treatment options. Believe it or not, I did not know that the “carpal tunnel” was an actual body part! Knowing where this ligament is located and how it works with surrounding muscles and nerves helps me visualize what is going on underneath the skin.