Evaluation of the patient with hand pain and numbness: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Randolph "Randy" Rasch, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common neuropathies associated with nerve entrapment. It occurs most frequently between the ages of 40 and 60 and affects women three times more often than men.1 Approximately 80% of patients are older than 40. The most common symptom is pain, but this often is accompanied by numbness, tingling, and sometimes a burning sensation. It is the presence of these accompanying symptoms that often complicates what might be a simple problem in clinical diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Additional Information

Publication
JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 3(9), October, 560-561
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Carpal tunnel syndrome, Hand pain, Diagnosis