ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Wearables – A Next Big Thing for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia?

How to Let Go and Actually Ease Fibro Pain

Acupressure Mats for Better Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Natural Treatments For Mild Cognitive Impairment – Might these also help the “fog” of FM and CFS?

A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) / Fibromyalgia Lifestyle: What Works for Me

Flowtrition - the most ideal health care for symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Joint Aches May Have Met Their Match in Curcumin

Getting Well: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Mind Game

Chronic Pain and the Opioid Epidemic: Wicked Issues Have No Simple Solutions

Natural Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Remedies That Work

 
Print Page
Email Article

Fibromyalgia patients' carpal tunnel syndrome incidence 7 times normal, study finds

  [ 36 votes ]   [ 2 Comments ]
www.ProHealth.com • August 4, 2012


Article:
Evaluation of Upper Extremity Nerve Conduction Velocities and the Relationship Between Fibromyalgia and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Source: Archives of Medical Research, Jul 24, 2012

By B Nacir, et al.

[Note: Carpal tunnel syndrome is when inflammation and swelling around the carpal ligament that lies across the heel of the hand compresses the median nerve, which passes under it to supply feeling & movement to parts of the hand. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, burning in hand, and possibly pain from palm to elbow. It is detected by a nerve conduction velocity test (slower electrochemical signals along the median nerve).

Abstract:
Background and aims: We undertook this study to evaluate upper extremity nerve conduction velocities (NCVs) in fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) and the relationship of the electrophysiological findings between carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and FS.

Methods: 63 right-handed female patients diagnosed with FS and 52 right-handed age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled into study.

Conduction studies of the median and ulnar nerves and median nerve F-wave latencies were assessed in both upper extremities using standard methods. Carpal tunnel syndrome was diagnosed electrophysiologically if the median nerve sensory NCV was decreased and/or motor distal latency (DL) was prolonged.

Results: Carpal tunnel syndrome was detected electrophysiologically:

• In 26 (20.63%) of 126 extremities of 63 patients,

• And in 3 (2.82%) of 104 extremities of 52 individuals of the control group.

Statistically significant differences were detected between groups with respect to rate of carpal tunnel syndrome (p <0.05).

There were no differences between results of nerve conduction velocities (NCVs) of patients in FS group and healthy controls except the prolongation of the right median nerve motor DL (p = 0.019), decrease of the sensory NCV (p = 0.003) in the right median nerve, in the left median nerve (p = 0.011) and in the left ulnar nerve (p = 0.015).

Conclusions: We determined:

• An increased rate of carpal tunnel syndrome,

• And decreased nerve conduction velocities in the upper extremities…

…in patients with FS.

We should consider that complaints of paresthesia [burning, tingling, numbness] and pain in hands, increasing especially at nights, observed in FS may mask that carpal tunnel syndrome can be an associated illness.

Source: Archives of Medical Research, Jul 24, 2012. PMID:22841981, by Nacir B, Genc H, Duyur Cakit B, Karagoz A, Erdem HR. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Fibro Freedom™ B-12 Extreme™ Guaifenesin FA™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

thanks
Posted by: roge
Aug 4, 2012
ah geez, yet another study that already tells us whay we already know. can we please do more studies to try and better treat this disease.
Reply Reply

 
Here, Here
Posted by: KerryK
Aug 4, 2012
More proof of the role of the peripheral nervous system involvement in FM. Personally, I had nerve releases at both wrists despite having negative nerve conduction studies. They took away all the wrist pain and hand dysfunction. Nerve studies are only positive when there is damage. Symptoms can emerge before nerve damage.

 

 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, Strengthens & Revitalizes
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 Your Brain Needs for Detox & Sharpness
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear
Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep? Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?
Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?
Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Restoring Gut Health: How to Create a Firewall Against Toxins Entering the Gut Wall Restoring Gut Health: How to Create a Firewall Against Toxins Entering the Gut Wall

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map