What On Earth Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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What On Earth Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
(CTS) is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist (the nerve that provides feeling and movement to the the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger and middle finger side of the ring finger). Any swelling caused by activity can cause the nerve to become inflamed within the carpal tunnel, pinching the nerve and causing discomfort.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness, tingling, pain, weakness or discomfort in the palm, thumb. index finger, middle finger and ring finger on the middle finger side.
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are mainly related to pressure being exerted on the median nerve. This can often be caused by repetitive motion such as typing on a keyboard, sewing, driving, assembly line work, checkout work, painting, writing, use of tools, sports involving racquets or bats, playing a musical instrument and many other activities. Often a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome is a numbness when bending the wrist fully forwards as far as you can for 30 seconds. This list of causes is not exhaustive, and we would always recommend consulting a medical professional for a diagnosis and treatment advice.
Carpal tunnel syndrome splints in our range of carpal tunnel syndrome wrist supports prevent the wrist from bending (especially during sleep as we tend to sleep with out wrists bent). When wearing a carpal tunnel syndrome wrist splint or brace at night or during the activity causing the carpal tunnel syndrome, the wrist is unable to bend. This prevents the aggravation of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, preventing carpal tunnel syndrome and allowing the nerve to recover. Alternatively, if you have already had carpal tunnel surgery, try our carpal tunnel gel sleeve which is ideal for scar management after carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.
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Always consult a professional medical practitioner for advice with reference to any disorder.