Are you suffering from hand pain?

Unsure whether you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Then click on the video and read below to find out more about what carpal tunnel syndrome looks like and whether you may be suffering from it. Please remember that it is important to seek professional advice to help properly diagnose the condition.

Today we are going to discuss:

  • What Carpal tunnel syndrome is?
  • How does it occur?
  • Symptoms you could experience?

What is carpal Tunnel syndrome?

 Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression (pressure) of the median nerve which travels along the forearm to the palm of the hand.The carpal tunnel is a narrow rigid passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand – it houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers. 

The median nerve provides feeling on the palm side of the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring fingers. It controls the small muscles at the base of the thumb.

 What causes this syndrome?

  • Trauma/ injury
  • Pregnancy- fluid retention
  • Repetitive strain
  • Cyst
  • Sprain

Symptoms you could experience?

  • Pain usually starts gradually – most prominent at night and may be felt constantly during the day in more chronic cases
  • Common to wake up feeling like need to shake out hand.
  • Episodes of numbness or tingling in the fingers especially the thumb, index, middle or part of the ring finger.
  • Weakness in the use of the hand, trouble gripping objects.

What to do next

And finally, if these symptoms that you are experiencing sound familiar then contact us for further information to find out if you have this condition.. Please pass this video along to anyone that may be experiencing similar symptoms, it may help them too.

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