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    What diseases are associated with carpal tunnel syndrome?

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  • Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Dr Ryan Hislop, Chiropractor is situated in Mudgee with the team from Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. He has a special interest in sports chiropractic … View Profile

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of many types of neural compression disorders effecting the distal limbs and is under the greater descriptor of peripheral nerve entrapments.  This means that the nerve is either directly or indirectly compressed within the osteofibrous tunnel created by the transverse carpal ligament and carpal bones. 

    Although direct compression from ganglions, fractures and dislocations is possible, it is more common to have a history of direct external pressure on the tunnel or a history of prolonged wrist use in full flexion or extension.

    Associated diseases or factors may have to do with fluid retention; as in pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and some connective tissue disorders. Patients deficient in B vitamins may be predisposed. 

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