Tips To Identify Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you a busy professional, spending long hours at work? Does your job require you to spend long hours in front of a computer? Do you often feel numbness or pain in your wrist? If the answer is yes to all these questions, you might be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is increasingly spreading among busy professionals due to increased work pressure and exposure to computers. This can turn painful and severe, if you does not identify carpal tunnel symptoms, and take preventive measures.

Etiology: Carpal tunnel is a narrow pathway comprising of bones and ligaments located at the bottom of your hand. This pathway is abode to tendons and median nerves. When you are using your hands or fingers for a prolonged period, without any break, channels starts to contract, resulting in inflammation, pain, and dullness in your hand. Your hand would also feel much weaker and hand movement would get restrained, if you are suffering from this symptom. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also characterized by presence of discomfort in your thumb and wrist.

Median nerve: Center or median nerve, which extends from forearm to hand, is the focal point of this syndrome. This nerve plays a vital role in controlling all sensations in finger muscles, especially thumbs. Continuous work can create pressure on this nerve and cause hurting medicinal conditions.

Exercise and breaks: Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by initial cramps, often because of too much typing, for a long period. You would also feel pain in your wrist, thumb and middle finger. Some hand movement exercises are helpful to prevent this syndrome. It is also recommended to give regular breaks to your hand after a period of work. If the crisis persists, it is necessary to consult a doctor right away for right diagnosis.

Some of the familiar carpal tunnel syndromes are discussed below:
•Insensibility in your fingers
•Painful feeling in your wrist, fingers, and forearm.
•A burning sensation in the elbows
•Swollen and aching fingers
•Incapacity to differentiate between hot and cold feelings
•Difficulty in gripping or holding an object

You should urgently seek medical assistance if you are having these symptoms. It is always better to find a solution for carpal tunnel syndrome at the initial stages, before it becomes more intense.

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