Trending Clinical Topics for April 2018

Ryan Syrek

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April 27, 2018

Clinical Trend of the Week (March 31 – April 6): Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

An interesting occupational hazard contributed to the popularity of this week's top search term. In early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report suggesting that workers who harvest and process cannabis should be aware of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Specifically, the findings showed that individuals who perform highly repetitive work, most notably "hand trimming activities" such as clipping cannabis leaves, are at increased risk for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. The study may have garnered attention for its eye-catching association with marijuana cultivation, but carpal tunnel syndrome is a concern of workers in many different fields.

For more information on carpal tunnel syndrome, read here.

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