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Mind your Carpal Tunnel

Posted on December 14, 2019 | No Comments on Mind your Carpal Tunnel

If your hands, fingers and forearm feel numb and hurt, you may be experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, researchers at King’s College, London think you may have diabetes.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when adjacent tendons in the carpal tunnel (where nerves and muscles in the wrist pass) swell. Aside from causing pain, this syndrome possibly signals the onset of diabetes. While the diabetes-carpal tunnel syndrome link has already been established, a recent study aimed to trace the relationship between pre-diabetes and the syndrome.

The subjects were grouped into two: those with and without pre-diabetes. Researchers analyzed the patients’ medical records for the past nine months. The verdict: patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome have a greater possibility of developing diabetes by as much as 36 percent.

Though the researchers believe nerve disorders are connected with diabetes, the study didn’t state any proof that carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the causes of diabetes.

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