Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually identified by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands. The cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pressure on the median nerve in the wrists. The pressure can be a result of swelling or anything else that makes the carpal tunnel smaller than it should be.

If you have suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, then there are several things that you can do that will help lessen the likelihood of it returning. Taking care of your basic health needs is important. Exercising will help you to remain strong and flexible and can aid your efforts to maintain a healthy weight. Try quitting smoking and make sure that you follow your doctor’s advice regarding any existing conditions that you may have.

It may also be useful for you to try these tips for taking good care of your wrists and hands:

  • Whenever possible try to keep your wrists in a neutral position
  • When holding an object, you should grip with your whole hand not just the fingers
  • Keep your wrists straight when you are typing and have your hands slightly higher
  • Relax your shoulders when your arms are down by your sides
  • When doing repetitive movements try to switch hands often.

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