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Get Fast Relief from Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is fast spreading among people, especially among busy executives who need to spend long hours in front of their computer. Large number of people among them suffers from Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The matter of concern is that many of us are not even aware of this medical condition when it occurs. This medical condition is often characterized by tingling in hands, sore fingers, dullness, fatigue, and even nerve cramps.

Effects: Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure or strain on our median nerve. This often results in poor posture and inflammation. Some of the other irritants are pain, soreness, numbness, and tingling which can happen, if this syndrome remains untreated. Intense Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also affect your mobility and agility.

Prevention: Surgery and other invasive treatments are needed for extreme Bilateral Carpal Tunnel conditions. If treated early, surgery can be avoided. It is recommend using ergonomical equipments which would relax your strained body parts like hands and back. You can use ergonomically friendly equipments such as mouse pad or chair while in work to maintain a proper posture and avoid Carpal Tunnel. Taking regular short breaks from your work is also effective in preventing this syndrome. You can perform some simple yet effective stretching exercises to get relieve from this medical condition. Wrist braces and wrist splints are also effective to give you fast relief from this condition.

Prevent Surgery: Surgery is needed in the intense stage of Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, when the condition becomes severe. The general technique is to have a small incision in your wrist to relieve you from the pressure. Performing some easy hand exercises like bending your wrist and fingers would help to maintain a uniform blood circulation. Flexing your fingers and fists also helps to reduce inflammation and numbness. Surgery can be a risky affair and can have side effects. It is always advised to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome then going for surgery. You should consult your physician immediately in the event of any pain or discomfort after surgery.

The first step to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is to recognize the problem and symptoms. You should not be a workaholic and work continuously, instead, take short breaks which would actually enhance your mood and efficiency. Minor changes in your daily routine and regular exercises go a long way in preventing this syndrome and making yourself healthier and more productive.


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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