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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), the most common of the Repetitive Motion illnesses, is known medically as a "nerve entrapment disorder."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is the number one cause of occupational cumulative trauma injury in the United States. And every year more than 850,000 new problem visits are made to physicians because of carpal tunnel syndrome.

CTS is a painful condition and is caused by pressure on the median nerve, one of three main nerves passing from the arm to the hand. The median nerve passes through the wrist, which consists of eight small bones that form a "tunnel". The tunnel narrows, due to swelling of the protective sheaths around the wrist tendons, resulting in pressure on the sensitive median nerve.

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