Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not life-threatening.
E Brantley. Burns, MD
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- Is carpal tunnel syndrome life-threatening?
What can cause ongoing tingling in the funny bone?
The "funny bone" feeling is caused by some irritation to the ulnar nerve in the elbow. This irritation may be caused by inflammation in the soft tissues around the elbow joint, irregularities in the tunnel through which the ulnar nerve passes, or the movement of the nerve when it's out of place. Whatever the cause may be, you should see a physician if the tingling sensation does not subside.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
Why are women susceptible to knee injuries?
Research within the last decade has attempted to find specific reasons why women are more susceptible to certain types of knee injuries however it is still somewhat controversial. It is known that women do have more laxity than men therefore ligaments and tendons are more susceptible to injury from joint laxity. It has been proposed that there is a poor mono connection to injury and laxity as well. Concerning the knee there is also mechanical alignment differences between men and women in me lower extremities that predispose women to certain injuries. Most of these injuries can be prevented in women with good preventative measures and appropriate training.
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