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#1 2012-09-14 20:47:53

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

"capo" and "car pull" tunnels

Carpal is from Mod.L. carpalis, “of the wrist”. On this forum the carpal injuries we have seen include carpet tunnel, carbo, cable and couple and carpal tonal syndromes, and two suggested entries, corporal, and carpool.

Here’s another take, especially apt for overexerting guitar players: the capo tunnel syndrome. A capo, Italian for “head of the fretboard”, is a strap-on bar that restricts and shortens the strings on a guitar in order to change the tuning. Capo tunnel syndrome may follow from the inflammation and key-change of the nerves in the strummer’s wrist.

It is too bad I have capo tunnel on both of my hands, my guitar playing is over…
Stratocaster straight talk

I have had two capo tunnel and five trigger finger operations in the last ten years, it kept me going for the long haul. :Wiggle:
Hand surgery & guitar playing

Vastly commoner are those who feel that cars stalled in the tunnel, awaiting the tow truck, are restricting nerve traffic.

I am having an operation for carpull tunnel syndrome tomorrow and wondering if anyone has had a similar op? If you have, how long is the recovery period, when can you drive etc etc?
R: It’s Carpal Tunnel syndrome!(if you’ve been carpulling I’m not surprised your wrists are knackered)
Community forum, UK:

Thank you all so much for the Car-Pull-Tunnel, eye glasses and facial wrinkles. Plus I am on my thirty second box of clean ex. :-)

Could lead to exhaustion, sore muscles, and car-pull tunnel. Treat resulting stiff muscles with topical cream.
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#2 2016-03-09 20:10:15

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1554

Re: "capo" and "car pull" tunnels

Now that I have only one functional wing following a tumble (the other wrist is gibbled), it seemed fitting to update this one.

There are many different injuries/disorders that massage therapy can help treat including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disfunction, ankle sprains and strains, headaches, Carpel tumble syndrome, and general muscle soreness as well.

Most common conditions managed by neurologists are stroke prevention, dizziness, vertigo, lack of balance, memory loss, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, tremor, numbness, carpal tumble syndrome

Makes me move the cursor to move the bar and the extra work is giving me caramel tumble syndrome. … htype=Next


i think i got carpet tumble syndrome from all the signatures … enumber=2s :P

See also Peter’s carpet tunnel syndrome. The last ones make reference to a workplace hazard.

I do have tennis elbow in both elbows and carpenter tunnel that I got from working around air tools for 30 years, but it doesn’t bother me drawing my bow.
Same guy, different post:
I have tennis elbow, carpenter tunnel and bursitis in my shoulders not from shooting, but working around air guns for over 30 years … 1054697064

I think I’m developing carpenters tunnel syndrome from playing this game. … s/61602048

I had a patient with carpenter tunnel syndrome.

Finally, this one must be intentional, however apt.

My greatest escape that Mom knows of anyway, took place the day she had her crapple tunnel surgery before we got Maggie. ... While Mom was having her crapple tunnel surgery, I …



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