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carpal tunnel vs. cubital tunnel

What’s the Difference Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome share similar symptoms, but they are distinct conditions affecting different nerves in the elbow and wrist.

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How Can I Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of the wrist that connects forearm to hand. Nerves and a tendon crosses through this passageway. The compression of the median nerve in this area is carpal tunnel syndrome. The compression can be caused by multiple factors including underlying […]

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How Do I Know If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Everybody has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but a common misconception is that all wrist and hand pain are carpal tunnel syndrome. The truth is carpal tunnel has a very specific presentation. Carpal tunnel is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of the wrist that connects forearm to hand. Nerves and a tendon cross […]

EMG

What Happens During an EMG

Curious about what happens during an EMG (electromyography) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)? Maybe you’re scheduled for a test and are nervous about it. First off, what does an EMG/NCS test, and what conditions are to be ruled out? NCS tests peripheral nerves, and an EMG tests the electrical activity of muscles. The doctor will probably […]

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