carpal tunnel syndrome


Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

: a condition caused by compression of a nerve where it passes through the wrist into the hand and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers

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Recent Examples on the Web Wiener also believes that, as problems such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and circulatory issues increase among sedentary office workers, employers will see the benefit of heading off these preventative issues for employees. Kristine Gill, Fortune, "How WFH has affected employees with disabilities," 30 Oct. 2020 The right mouse can even help prevent muscle pain or carpal tunnel syndrome, so check out our recommendations in our Best Keyboards and Best Gaming Mouse guides. Medea Giordano, Wired, "The Best Laptop Stands to Save Your Neck," 19 Sep. 2020 Illness rates for people who work in meatpacking plants — including carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis — are 16 times higher than the average for all other industries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, "USDA used questionable worker safety data in drafting pork inspection rules, inspector general says," 25 June 2020 Poor ergonomics while working could lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which include carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strains and low back injuries, according to OSHA. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "How to buy the best ergonomic office chair, according to experts," 18 June 2020 One of them, Salvadora Roman, developed carpal tunnel syndrome after almost 17 years at the plant spent deboning and cutting chicken. al, "Chicken giant Wayne Farms pays $300,000 to three workers fired for seeking medical care," 9 June 2020 Logitech's innovative trackball mouse features a hinge on its base that allows you to tilt it by 20 degrees, reducing the wrist twisting that causes carpal tunnel syndrome. TheWeek, "5 of the best ergonomic office tools," 2 Feb. 2020 The injections also are commonly prescribed for people who have pain due to other disorders, such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, gout, bursitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Mayo Clinic News Network,, "Treating osteoarthritis with corticosteroid injections," 4 Oct. 2019 Cannabis is a natural remedy for inflammation in soft tissues, for nerve damage and for joint pain—all associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Mary Schumacher,, "Using cannabis to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carpal tunnel syndrome

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Carpal tunnel syndrome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

medical : a condition that causes pain and weakness in the wrist, hand, and fingers

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Medical Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

: a condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers abbreviation CTS

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