Dr. Adam Zuckerman's Newsletter
September 2013

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and possibly patterns of hand use.


Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway - about as big around as your thumb - located on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and nine tendons that bend your fingers. Compression of the nerve produces the numbness, pain and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome.

Fortunately, for most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually can relieve the pain and numbness and restore normal use of their wrists and hands.


Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts gradually with a vague aching in your wrist that can extend to your hand or forearm. Common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include:

  • Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, especially your thumb and index, middle or ring fingers, but not your little finger. This sensation often occurs while holding a steering wheel, phone or newspaper or upon awakening. Many people "shake out" their hands to try to relieve their symptoms. As the disorder progresses, the numb feeling may become constant.
  • Pain radiating or extending from your wrist up your arm to your shoulder or down into your palm or fingers, especially after forceful or repetitive use. This usually occurs on the palm side of your forearm.
  • A sense of weakness in your hands and a tendency to drop objects.

When to see a doctor
If you have persistent signs and symptoms suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if they interfere with your normal activities and sleep patterns, see your doctor. If you leave the condition untreated, nerve and muscle damage can occur.



Low Thyroid Diet Recipes: Baked Stuffed Pumpkin

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour Stuffed Pumpkin

Serves: 6-8

The Ingredients

  • 1 medium size pumpkin
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of cranberries
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal (ground flax seed)
  • 2 stalks of sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

 The Making 

1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).

2. Cut the top of the pumpkin off with a sharp knife, scoop out the seeds, rub the outside the pumpkin with some olive oil.

3. Make the stuffing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl.

4. Stuff the pumpkin and cover it with the pumpkin top.

5. Place the pumpkin on a tray and bake for an hour or until very soft when poked with a fork.

Can be served as a main or as a side dish.


Please, send me your gluten free recipes and I'll put them in my blog and share with everyone.



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Dr. Adam Zuckerman:
Zuckerman Family Wellness Center
8280 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33472


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