Most of you have felt some sort of tingling or numbness and even weakness in the hand.
This usually happens due to the increased pressure on the median nerve on the wrist. The median nerve and other tendons run from the forearms through a slightly small space in the wrist. This space is called Carpal Tunnel.
Hence the numbness or the weakness which is felt by the person in the hand due to the pressure on the wrist which makes the Carpal tunnel smaller in size is called the ‘Carpal Tunnel Syndrome’.
The median nerve in the hand controls the movement and sensation of the thumb and the other three fingers excluding the little finger.
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
The treatments for Carpal tunnel syndrome usually are basic in nature in case the symptoms are mild.
Even though the symptoms are mild, it is essential to get it diagnosed and get it treated to prevent further or more permanent damage on the wrist.
Some of the treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are:
- Any kind of activities which cause pain in the forearm or the wrist should be stopped.
- Resting the wrist between various activities should be done on a regular basis which might result in relief for the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
- Icing the wrist is one of the best treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome for 10-15 minutes, once or twice in an hour helps to a great extent.
- Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs are often taken by the patient which gives relief for the carpal tunnel.
- Wearing a splint for the wrist at night while sleeping helps in relief for the wrist by taking off pressure from the media nerve.
These steps are very helpful in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment and have proven to be highly effective as well.
It is very important to make sure the treatments for carpal tunnel is started on an immediate basis soon after diagnosis to prevent a more severe condition which might need a surgery.
Surgery for Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually needed if the symptoms do not reduce after a month of conservative treatments. If the pain becomes too severe that daily activities cannot be done, surgery is the only option which is resorted to. It is very important to consult an expert orthopedic surgeon so that the wrist can be saved.
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