Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by thickened fascia around wrists (on the palm side), then it presses on the median nerve. Around the wrist area, there is a cavity with a frontal wall and a transverse carpal ligament. If this cavity is narrowed under any circumstances, the median nerve will be pressed, leading to aches and numbness on the thumb to ring finger. The cause of this syndrome is repetitive use of wrists and hands. Mostly it affects those who work with computers, writers, embroiderers, those who work with machines that vibrate and affect the wrists or those who need to raise and bend the wrists repetitively.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Numbness on the thumb to ring finger.
- Hand and finger weakness. The patients cannot grab things firmly. If left untreated, it can lead to hand muscle atrophy.
- Diabetes. Rheumatism.
- This syndrome affects women more than men.
Firstly, the patient should stop using hands and wrists and avoid any activity that may increase the pains. If the symptoms worsen, he/she should consider physiotherapy treatment options such as a ultrasound system, hot press, massage on the fascia, wrist joint exercise, muscle stretching, etc.
Contact Rainbow Arokaya Holistic Longevity Center for more information.