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James P Pemberton, MD
(607) 756-6571
134 Homer Ave
Cortland, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Cortland Mem Hosp, Cortland, Ny
Group Practice: Unity Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael A Hage, DDS
(607) 753-3535
276 Tompkins St
Cortland, NY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jack T Sproul
(607) 756-6330
135 N Main St
Cortland, NY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Leo Richard Cacciotti, DDS
(607) 277-5498
200 E Buffalo St
Ithaca, NY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eldridge T Anderson
(607) 266-0073
10 Brentwood Dr
Ithaca, NY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jose R Lopez Reymundi, MD
(607) 337-4700
33 Court St # 39
Cortland, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jack Thomas Sproul, MD
(607) 756-6330
135 N Main St
Cortland, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Suny Health Science Center, Syracuse, Ny
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgery Dept

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Robert W Baker, DMD
(607) 272-3921
412 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Stephanie Susan Roach, MD
(607) 266-0073
10 Brentwood Dr Ste B
Ithaca, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dirk Harder Dugan, MD
(607) 272-7000
1301 Trumansburg Rd Ste R
Ithaca, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Cayuga Med Ctr -Ithaca, Ithaca, Ny
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgery & Sports

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
By Brigitte Synesael
Your Life-Your Choice www.Life-Choices.com

With greater demands being placed on people in the work place to work longer hours and produce faster results, there is also an increasing number of reports of wrist problems relating to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Although long, daily hours sitting at a computer is a common culprit, ANY repetitive hand movements, like typing or hammering, will result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome over time. This would include certain Production Line Workers, Roofers, musicians and typists to name only a few.

In order to deal with this incredibly painful health issue, it is essential to first be sure that you have a correct diagnosis by a qualified and knowledgeable physician, preferably an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist. There are many conditions that have similar symptoms to those of carpal tunnel syndrome but require different treatments; for example: A pinched nerve in your neck or shoulder can cause a similar numbness and tingling in the hand. So can diabetic neuropathy. Arthritis at the base of the thumb or in the hand can also cause similar symptoms.

In the wrist there is a circular-like band made up of bones and ligaments which is called the transverse carpal ligament. The center hole of this ligament is called the Carpal Tunnel. Through this tunnel runs tendons (that allow us to move our fingers and grasp objects), and the median nerve (which provides us with sensation in our fingers and thumb). The most common cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an inflammation of the tendons. This causes the tendons to swell which will eventually put so much pressure on the median nerve that it will no longer function properly. Aside from overuse, there are other instigators of swelling in this area. Fluid retention is one example, and fractures around the wrist and hand is another. Not only can a fracture itself cause swelling, but even a slight change in the shape of the bones as they heal can narrow the passage for the median nerve.

Although surgery is a common treatment in severe cases of this syndrome, there are a number of holistic, non-invasive treatments available as well. I encourage you to investigate all of your options and consult with your local health care provider to determine the best course of action for YOU.

Biofeedback is a specialized type of training which allows you to gain control over physiological reactions that are ordinarily unconscious and automatic. In other words, you consciously train your body to perform tasks differently (more constructively) than when you did them without thinking about it. The training methods are relatively simple, although they require complex and precise instrumentation. Once the specific mode of treatment has been determined, you are connected to a device similar to a computer to monitor the response of your movements. This non-invasive process involves sensitive biofeedback instruments that measure and feedback w...

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