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Re: skateboarding caused my CTS?

Re: skateboarding caused my CTS?

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Posted by Jackie on June 06, 2000 at 23:30:38:

In Reply to: skateboarding caused my CTS? posted by jong on June 02, 2000 at 21:37:39:

:There is some new information out on carpal tunnel now. It actually has to do with the myofascia surrounding the muscles. Generally the myofascia of the muscles move easily over each other. Sometimes they develop bumps or nudules (from repitition, lack of vitamins, thyroid or adrenal problems, maybe other causes) which makes it hard for them to move on each other. They get stuck on each other. In the case of carpal tunnel it traps the median nerve between a couple of the muscles somewhere. (That somewhere can even be in your back.) (Pretty simplistic rendering but I hope you get the picture) I keep posting about Active Release Therapy which is a traditional sports therapy that is now hitting the mainstream. Athletes have had the benefit of this type of "massage" for years. So I don't know if your skateboarding had anything to do with it, but you can do something about it now. Try finding a chiropractor or psyiotherapist or masseause in your area who practices ACT. Works great. Jackie

I'm 35 years old now, and when I was around 13-16 years old, I was a skateboarding fanatic. I did it day and night, and never used any safety equipment. In skateboarding, when you fall, you tend to break your fall with your hands, usually landing with some force right where the "median nerve" is. Later, in my twenties, when I began working in home renovations, my hands started to get numb. Now, I've got full blown carpal tunnel syndrome. I can't help but think that it was caused by all the times I fell, possibly damaging something in the carpal tunnel area. Whaddya think? (not that it's any consolation to know the cause though...)

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