Avascular Necrosis in the Bones of the Wrist
– when the bone tissue is damaged, embrittled, fractured or actually dies due to restricted blood flow to the bone. Since most people with CTS always have restricted blood flow to the hand, wrist and forearm this is a condition of which one should be acutely aware if CTS has gone untreated for many years. Usually, prior trauma from a fall or accident combines with restricted blood flow from CTS or some other condition to contributing to an Avascular Necrosis condition. Swelling of the Carpal Bones from this condition can actually contribute to CTS. So, these two condition can be cyclical one contributing to the other.
– This is an autoimmune disorder that will also contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is a chronic condition that over time will lead to bone and joint deformation. It affects the joint lining and causes the joints to swell. It can contribute to Carpal Tunnel through swelling as well as through formation of scar tissue and deformation of the bone with rheumatoid nodules or bumps.
– This is the classic arthritic condition associated with wear and tear – repeated minor trauma (repetitive stress) over and over again throughout a life time. It usually begins in people over 50 years of age.