Carpal Tunnel

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition characterized by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. It often presents with symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain in the hand and wrist. Understanding the causes, implementing effective management strategies, and exploring treatment options are essential for relieving symptoms and improving hand function.


Carpal tunnel syndrome can develop due to various factors, including:

  1. Repetitive Hand Movements: Performing repetitive hand movements or activities, such as typing, using a computer mouse, or operating machinery, can lead to inflammation and compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel.
  2. Hand and Wrist Positioning: Maintaining awkward or prolonged hand and wrist positions, such as bending the wrist downwards or gripping objects tightly, can increase pressure on the median nerve and contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  3. Anatomical Factors: Certain anatomical factors, such as a small carpal tunnel size, wrist injuries, arthritis, or cysts, can predispose individuals to carpal tunnel syndrome by narrowing the space within the tunnel and compressing the median nerve.
  4. Medical Conditions: Underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, or pregnancy, can increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome due to their impact on nerve function and fluid retention.

Managing Carpal Tunnel

Managing carpal tunnel syndrome involves addressing underlying causes, modifying activities, and implementing strategies to alleviate symptoms and prevent further nerve damage. Key components of carpal tunnel syndrome management include:

Rest and Immobilization: Resting the affected hand and avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms can help reduce inflammation and relieve pressure on the median nerve. Wearing a wrist splint or brace at night can help maintain a neutral wrist position and alleviate symptoms during sleep.

Activity Modification: Modifying workstations and ergonomic setups, taking frequent breaks, and practicing proper hand and wrist positioning during activities can help reduce strain on the median nerve and prevent symptom exacerbation.

Cold Therapy: Applying ice packs or cold therapy to the wrist can help reduce inflammation, numbness, and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hand Exercises: Performing gentle stretching and strengthening exercises for the hand and wrist can help improve flexibility, reduce stiffness, and enhance circulation, promoting nerve healing and symptom relief.

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