Carpal Tunnel it is a sort of canal in our wrist that allows the median nerve and tendons to connect the hand and forearm. The median nerve is the one providing the felling to the fingers on the hand apart from the pinky. For tendons, they are responsible for connecting muscles in the forearm to the bones in the hand and they also allow the fingers to bend.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition caused by pressure within the hand and wrist, to be more specific on a nerve called the median nerve. This syndrome causes (pain, tingling, numbness and weakness) in the hand and arm. This particular nerve is the responsible for controlling the fingers’ movements except the pinky, which means pressure on the median nerve (median nerve runs the length of arm) goes through a passage in the wrist called the carpel tunnel and ends in the hand.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel include:
- Numbness in the palm and thumb, or in the index and middle fingers.
- Tingling, burning, or itching.
- Weakness in the hand and trouble with holding items.
- Shocks through the fingers.
- Tingling through the arm.
You might notice these symptoms when you wake up, you would feel numbness and tingling in your fingers and hands and that feeling might go all the way to your shoulder. You would also face problems while holding things or while driving.
If shaking your hand helps easing that feeling and makes you feel better that mean the syndrome is still at its first phase, and might get worse by time.
When the syndrome gets worse, the hand loses its strength and it will have more pain and numbness. Which means the median nerve can’t work like it used to do because the pressure around it is increasing. In that case you should go see a doctor and discuss the treatment that will be good for your condition.
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