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The most common mononeuropathies are due to entrapment of nerves at anatomically vulnerable sites. These sites include places where nerves pass through tight canals in the tissues or where they are surrounded by hard tissues or subject to repeated pressure or motions that stress the nerve. The most common entrapment neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which is an entrapment neuropathy that produces chronic damage to the median nerve at the wrist. Anything that compromises the volume of the carpal tunnel (congenitally small carpal tunnel; thickening of the ligaments; disruption or swelling of the joint; inflammation of the synovium) can promote CTS. A controversial subject is how much occupational activities (such as typing) contribute to symptoms. The symptoms of CTS include decreased sensation in the radial digits (sparing the palm) along with potential dysesthesias provoked by wrist position (including at night). There may be weakness in thumb abduction and opposition (often with some clumsiness) and atrophy of the thenar muscles. Pain is common, but is less predictable and the distribution may be well beyond the distribution of the median nerve, especially in the wrist and up the forearm to the elbow or even the shoulder.
What was my root cause? The evidence led us to conclude that heavy metal poisoning and resulting severe inflammation triggered my Hashimoto’s. During the summer of 2008, I had a large amalgam filling removed from one of my molars. The dentist didn’t take the proper precautions during the very long procedure. For three hours I breathed the vapors as he drilled the amalgam from my mouth. Amalgam is approximately 50% mercury . As soon as I sat up, I felt sick. I stumbled out of the office and spent the next week mostly in bed, exhausted and without energy. My health quickly deteriorated from that point on.