Friday, November 23, 2007

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Facebook

Helge: Facebook and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I joined a Facebook group that covers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I'll check out. Do I get some information? I'm not sure yet. I might return to this posting...

Group Info
Guitar hero gave me carpal tunnel syndrome

For guitar hero players only. We are hardcore rockers who dont care if our wrist get cemented into plaster after surgery due to carpal tunnel syndrome....

Damn You Facebook! You Gave me Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!!
For all of those who've started suffering from Carpal Tunnel since joining Facebook

  • But it's true - my right hand hurts from mouse-clicking.
  • There's a Good Chance I'll Develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...From Texting
  • I got carpal tunnel syndrome from joining too many facebook groups.
I now have carpal tunnel syndrome from working at Coldstone

To all the fellow coldstone creamery workers out there, you know what i'm talking about!

Name: Carpal Tunnel Here I Come!

Description: A group for people who know they should not sit in front of the damn computer so long every day but just can not pry themselves away from it. You look up at the clock and state "I was on the computer for a long time" and promise yourself that tomorrow will be different, knowing that the same thing will continue to happen, and will eventually lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Helge: I still haven't found a serious group covering this aspect on Facebook. I continue searching. I was about to give up but then found this group. Take a look if you are a Facebook user. Checking out the pages, but don't find what I'm looking after.

Group Info
Diagnose Support

DIAGNOSE SUPPORT is a non-profit organisation that aims to support currently undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and under-diagnosed patients and their families. We also help diagnosed patients to find coping mechanisms so that they can achieve a better quality of life and re-establish their role in society.

We aim to support and inform doctors and other medical professionals who are interested in keeping up to date with recent medical discoveries and new treatments.

Our current campaign aims to increase awareness about invisible and commonly misdiagnosed illnesses. Check out for more information!!

So far the majority of our work has been with patients who suffer from:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
AVNRT (Atrio-Ventricular Nodal Re-entry Tachycardia)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CMP (Chronic Myofascial Pain) / MPS (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)
Chronic pain
Chronic Rhinitis, Sinusitis / Rhinosinusitis
Costochondritis (Tietze's syndrome)
Crohns disease
CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) - RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) / Causalgia
EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
Hair loss
HMS (Hypermobility Syndrome)
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Insomnia and other sleep disorders
Lyme Disease
Mercury Toxicity / Mercury Poisoning
M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / CFIDS / Post-viral fatigue syndrome
Mould Toxicity / Mould Poisoning
M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis)
MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)
POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Raynaud's Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
SVT Supraventricular Tachycardia
TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

...but we are of course keen to help people with any chronic illness!

We hope that doctors, nurses, chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, masseurs, rheumatologists, neurologists, medical students and other medical professionals will also join this group to learn more.

Contact Info
England, Germany, Holland, Spain, Denmark

Helge: This becomes a long post. I continued the Facebook Groups Search and here is some more solid information about CTS.

Group Info
Facebook Gave Me CTR.

You're working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you've had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist.

Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers. Some carpal tunnel sufferers say their fingers feel useless and swollen, even though little or no swelling is apparent.

The symptoms often first appear in one or both hands during the night, since many people sleep with flexed wrists. A person with carpal tunnel syndrome may wake up feeling the need to "shake out" the hand or wrist.

As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day. Decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. In chronic and/or untreated cases, the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away. Some people are unable to tell between hot and cold by touch.

Contact Info

Davis, CA

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