Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome   Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy in Australia. It occurs in 1 in 1000 men and 4 in 1000 women.   What is the Carpal Tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a rigid tube through your wrist made of bone and collagen. The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand through the middle of this tube along with tendons for the hand.   What is the cause of CTS? CTS results when the median nerve becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This is most likely due to the fact that some people have a smaller carpal tunnel than others. Othe...
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Stretching Can Reduce Night Cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps in adults are a common problem with some sources reporting that approximately 30% of adults over 60 experiences some form of nocturnal leg cramps. Nocturnal leg cramps usually affect the calf muscles and intrinsic foot muscles, and are characterized by strong involuntary contraction of muscles that can be extremely painful. While benign and transient in nature, it can be a source of considerable distress for patients. A recent randomized trial looked at nightly stretching of the calf and hamstring muscles in a group of 80 adults aged over 55 years who experienced nig...
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