Usain Bolt will take on Team India’s Yuvraj Singh in a unique cricket face-offJamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his maiden visit to India early next month, not to race but to compete in a cricket face-off against India discard Yuvraj Singh here.Both the Puma ambassadors are coming together for the event on September 2, organised by the sportswear giants at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. “Puma brings Usain Bolt down for a one-of-a-kind cricket face-off between two sporting legends. For the first time ever, watch the Fastest Man on Earth — Usain Bolt, challenge Yuvraj Singh to an exclusive cricket showdown at Chinnaswamy Stadium on September 2,” said a media release issued today.The face-off has been titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi – Battle of the Legends’. The 28-year-old sprint superstar from Jamaica, a multiple Olympic and world champion, is an ardent cricket lover and had expressed his desire in the past to play in the Indian Premier League as a fast bowler.Bolt ran his season ending race three days ago in Warsaw, Poland by clocking a new world indoor best time of 9.98 secs to win the 100m race in the 5th Warszawski Memorial Kamili Skolimowskie. The time, clocked in the main football stadium under a closed roof, bettered the previous mark of 10.05 secs of Frankie Fredricks.Bolt had recently revealed that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors. The six-time Olympic gold medallist and 100m and 200m world record holder had earlier intended to retire from the track after the 2016 Rio Olympics. It was learnt that Athletics Federation of India has no role in Bolt’s maiden visit to the country.advertisement”We have no role in Bolt’s visit to India. He is a PUMA ambassador, so too Yuvraj,” an AFI official said. Left-handed flashy all-rounder Yuvraj was awarded the Man of the Series trophy in India’s triumph in the 50-over World Cup in 2011.
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DefinitionCarpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve. This is the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement to parts of the hand.Carpal tunnel syndromecan lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.Alternative NamesMedian nerve dysfunction; Median nerve entrapmentCausesThe median nerve provides feeling and movement to the thumb side of the hand, including the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger.The area in your wrist where the nerve enters the hand is called the carpal tunnel. This tunnel is normally narrow. Any swelling can pinch the nerve and cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. This is called carpal tunnel syndrome.Some people who develop this problem were born with a carpal tunnel that is small.Carpal tunnel syndromemay becaused by making the same hand and wrist motion over and over. Using hand tools that vibrate may also lead to carpal tunnel.Studies have not proved thatcarpal tunnel is caused by typing on a computer, using a mouse, or repeating movements while working, playing a musical instrument, or playing sports. But these activities may cause tendinitis or bursitis.Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs most often in people 30 to 60 years old. Itis more common in women than men.Other factors that may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include:Alcohol abuseBone fractures and arthritis of the wristCyst or tumor that grows in the wristInfectionsObesityIf your body keeps extra fluids during pregnancy or menopauseRheumatoid arthritisSymptomsadvertisementClumsiness of the hand when gripping objectsNumbness or tingling in the thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both handsNumbness or tingling of the palm of the handPain extending to the elbowPain in thewrist or hand in one or both handsProblems with fine finger movements (coordination) in one or both handsWasting away of the muscle under the thumb (in advanced or long-term cases)Weak grip or difficulty carrying bags (a common complaint)Weakness in one or both handsSigns and testsDuring a physical exam, the health care provider may find:Numbness in the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring fingerWeak hand gripTapping over the median nerve at the wrist may cause pain to shoot from the wrist to the hand (this is called the Tinel sign)Bending the wrist forward all the way for 60 seconds will usually result in numbness, tingling, or weakness (this is called the Phalen test)Tests that may be orderedinclude:ElectromyographyNerve conduction velocityWrist x-rays should be done to rule out other problems (such as wrist arthritis)TreatmentYour health care provider may suggest the following:Wearing a splint at night for several weeks. If this does not help, you may need to wear the splint during the day as well.Avoid sleeping on your wrists.Placingwarm and cold compresses on the affected area.Changes you can make in the workplace to reduce the stress on your wrist include:Special devices include keyboards, different types of computer mouse, cushioned mouse pads, and keyboard drawers.Someone should review the position you are in when performing your work activities. For example, make sure the keyboard is low enough so that your wrists are notbent upward while typing. Yourhealth care providermay suggest an occupational therapist.You may also need to make changes in your work duties or recreational activities. Some of the jobs associated with carpal tunnel syndrome include those that involve typing and vibrating tools.MEDICATIONSMedications used in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Corticosteroid injections, given into the carpal tunnel area, may relieve symptoms for a period of time.SURGERYCarpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure that cuts into the ligament that is pressing on the nerve. Surgery is successful most of the time, but it depends on how long the nerve compression has been occurring and its severity.Outlook (Prognosis)Symptoms often improve without surgery. But more thanhalf of cases eventually require surgery. Surgery is often successful, but full healing can take months.Possible ComplicationsIf the condition is treated properly, there are usually no complications. If untreated, the nerve can be damaged, causing permanent weakness, numbness, and tingling.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall for an appointment with your health care provider if:You have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndromeYour symptoms do not respond to regular treatment, such as rest and anti-inflammatory medications, or if there seems to be a loss of muscle bulkaround your fingersPreventionadvertisementUse tools and equipment that are properly designed to reduce the risk of wrist injury.Ergonomic aids, such as split keyboards, keyboard trays, typing pads, and wrist braces, may be used to improve wrist posture during typing. Take frequent breaks when typing and always stop if there is tingling or pain.References Huisstede BM, Hoogvliet P, Randsdorp MS, Glerum S, van Middlekoop M, Koes BW. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Part I: effectiveness of nonsurgical treatments — a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010;91:981-1004.Huisstede BM, Randsdorp MS, Coert Jh, Glerum S, van Middlekoop M, Koes BW. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Part II: effectiveness of surgical treatments — a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010;91:1005-1024.Keith MW. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91(10):2478-2479.Keith MW. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010;92(1):218-219.Thomsen JF, Gerr F, Atroshi I. Carpal tunnel syndrome and the use of computer mouse and keyboard: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2008 Oct6;9:134Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.