Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Billings MT

Although CTS has become a catchall term for a number of arm and wrist conditions, it technically refers to the syndrome caused by pressure on the median nerve where it enters the hand through a tunnel in the wrist.

Douglas Wilfred Roane, MD
2900 12th Avenue North South
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1990

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Enrico F Arguelles, MD
(406) 238-6100
2900 12th Ave N Ste 201E
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Arthritis & Osteoporosis Ctr

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Dr.Bruno Oliveira
(406) 238-2500
2675 Central Ave # 14
Billings, MT
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Rheumatologist
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Douglas Lee Cotsamire, MD
(406) 238-2264
PO Box 35100
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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Sunshine Sports
(406) 252-3724
304 Moore Ln
Billings, MT
 
Julia M Bolding
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Rheumatology

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Joyce Ann Williams
(406) 238-6100
2900 12th Ave N Ste 201e
Billings, MT
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Rheumatology

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Phillip E Griffin, MD
(406) 259-7582
2938 Rockrim Ln
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1961

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Susan C English, MD
1012 Ginger Ave
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1979

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W Park Plz
Billings, MT
 
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Addressing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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By Linda Knittel

After ten years of tending bar, Gloria Schneider had gotten used to going home with sore feet and a tender back. They were aches she expected and, for the most part, ignored. But when the nerves in her wrist began throbbing while she worked and tingling during sleep, she had no choice but to address the problem. Not only was she shocked to discover that grocery checkers and computer users aren’t the only ones who develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), she was even more surprised to learn that the stance she took behind the bar, and the way she held her shoulders when pouring drinks played a big part in creating her wrist pain. But just as poor posture can contribute to the onset of CTS, reestablishing proper body alignment through yoga, Pilates and Rolfing can help treat and prevent the condition.

“In our culture, carpal tunnel is one of the first conditions that comes into play when the body is out of balance,” says Karen Lackritz, a certified advanced Rolfer and yoga teacher in Eugene, Oregon. Although CTS has become a catchall term for a number of arm and wrist conditions, it technically refers to the syndrome caused by pressure on the median nerve where it enters the hand through a tunnel in the wrist. “Oftentimes the problem stems from a misalignment in the angle of the shoulder girdle, which is ultimately determined by the position of the pelvic girdle.” In other words, if you spend your day slumped in a chair or slouching while on your feet, there is a good chance you are holding your hips unevenly and rounding your shoulders. After a while, this rounding can impinge on the nerves where your shoulder meets your arm, influencing how you use your hands, and ultimately causing the painful wrist inflammation for which CTS is notorious. “No matter what task you are doing, poor posture will create inefficient movements, and over time that will cause problems,” says Lackritz.

Realign with Yoga
Of course the severity of one’s CTS and level of pain will dictate the best course of treatment, but for many people, yoga is a great place to start. Even a 1998 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that certain poses or “asanas” can improve CTS symptoms. The study tracked 42 people with CTS who were randomly selected to one of two groups. The first group practiced a yoga-based regimen of 11 asanas for strengthening, stretching, and balancing upper body joints, as well as relaxation, twice weekly for two months. The control group wore a splint at night but did not practice yoga. At the end of the study, the yoga group showed better grip strength and greater pain reduction. “Not only can yoga stretch and strengthen the body, but it also can help restore awareness of how one moves the body in space,” says Lisa Mae Osborn, MS, LAc, an acupuncturist and yoga teacher in Portland, Oregon. “The practice of yoga encourages people to nurture themselves and make the lifestyle changes necessary to remed...

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