Originally Posted by John Woo
Please tell whats the difference between Ulnar Nerve Entrapment & CTS? & can CTS affect the knees aswell? What do u think i may have? Sore wrists, thumbs, Kneck, shoulders & knee joints. Please try to answer, any help is appreciated. P.S. Can Glocosomane Sulfate help CTS?
Hi John Woo
CTS affects the median nerve which runs from your neck down to your thumb, index, middle & part of your ring fingers. Ulnar Nerve entrapment or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome affects the ulnar nerve which also runs from the neck but supplies your ring & pinky fingers.
The Carpal Tunnel is a group of bones at the wrist. The ligament across the wrist gets thickened & traps the median nerve. In Cubital Tunnel the ulnar nerve gets trapped at the elbow. While your shoulder, neck, wrist & thumb problems could all be connected, I don't think there's a link between CTS/CUTS & the knees. There could be other conditions which affect all those parts though, so best get some tests done at the docs.
I think glucosamine is more designed to help with arthritis than CTS but maybe someone else knows more about that. Vitamin B6 & Bromelain & Papain are good for CTS though. Bromelain is a great natural anti-inflammatory found in fresh pineapple.
Hope I've helped answered some of your questions.