Do you often feel pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation on your hand? Around 3% of adults are affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the US. It is a condition in which your hand becomes numb, tingles, and pains due to median nerve compression that runs through the forearm into the palm. The area in your wrist where the nerve enters the hand is called the carpal tunnel.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
- An injury or trauma
- High blood pressure
- Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause.
- Persistent and prolonged use of keyboard
What Are the Symptoms?
- Tingling and numbness in hand and fingers
- Loss of sense of touch
- Loss of grip in hand and dropping objects more often
- Tenderness in the wrist area
- Burning sensation in your wrist and hand area
- Pain in the shoulder at night, pain in the elbow, or swelling in the wrist area
- Unable to do tasks such as brushing your hair
Watch Out While Doing These Activities
Imagine not performing the simplest tasks, such as removing clothes, moving, lifting, or holding any object. These functions are often undermined; it becomes challenging to come to terms in everyday life if we cannot perform them. Even if you don’t have any symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, some of the activities that can trigger or lead to the condition are:
- Constant use of keyboard for work, recreational, or any other purpose.
- Repetitive hand movements
- Strong gripping
- Awkward hand positions
- Any stress on the palm