Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of hands caused by pressure on nerves that run through the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, including repetitive hand movements, pregnancy and arthritis. Possible treatments include rest, splinting, cortisone injections and surgery.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include:
• Pins and Needles
• Pin, particularly at night
• Darting pains from the wrist
• Radiated or referred pain into the arm and shoulder.
• Weakness of the hands
• The little finger and half of the ring finger are unaffected.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In some cases the cause cannot be found. Sometimes there is a combination of factors such as:
• Arthritis – Various types of arthritis, especially Rheumatoid arthritis, can cause inflammation and swelling
• Pregnancy – The hormones associated with pregnancy cause general fluid retention, which can compress the nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome triggered by pregnancy usually goes away soon after birth.
• Wrist fractures – Bone fragments can irritate the tenosynovium or reduce the amount of space in the carpal tunnel.
• Congenital factors – Some people have a smaller carpal tunnel than others
• Overuse injury – The tendons in the carpal tunnel can become irritated and inflamed by awkward postures or repetitive hand movement.
Risk factors of carpal tunnel syndrome
Some people are at higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome than another. These people are:
• Women between the ages of 40 and 60 years old.
• Pregnant women
• People with certain types of arthritis
• Anyone who experiences a period of rapid weight gain.
• People who use their hands repetitively in their day to day activities, such as typists or assembly line workers.
Where to get help:
* Your Doctor
At Rainbow Arokayal Holistic Longevity Clinic.