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Running head: CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME 1 Carpal tunnel syndromePathophysiological Processes (RUA) NR-283 PathophysiologyDr. Suzanne CrouchChamberlain College of NursingFebruary, 2017Carpal tunnel syndrome
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME 2Introduction of DiseaseCarpal tunnel syndrome also called a median nerve compression is a musculoskeletal problem that affects a lot of people. It is known for causing numbness and tingling sensation of fingers and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually starts progressively with numbness or tingling of thumb, then index and middle fingers. The pain which is caused by the carpal tunnel syndrome won’t last for long, it comes and goes. People usually sustain Carpal tunnel syndrome from performing any activities of a daily life. It also can happen from over using hand muscles. According to CDC in 2010, an estimated 3.1% of working adults between the ages of 18–64 years had carpal tunnel syndrome. The percentage of working adults with carpal tunnel syndrome increased with all age group in the study. Women who were working were more prone to have carpal tunnel syndrome than working men. Etiology and risk factors There have been many risk factors that are being associated with the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Those risk factors may possibly not the direct reason for getting carpal tunnel syndrome but they tend to increase the likelihood of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. The risks for developing carpal tunnel syndrome comes from different factors such as ganglion, tumor,

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