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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ebook

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ebook

Does this Scenario Sound Familiar?
You’re working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp, possibly? Do you feel tingling and numbness even weakness in your grip? Does your arm ache? Are you not as active as you want to be because increased activity causes pain and discomfort? Do you wake up at night with throbbing pain in your wrist and hand? Has your life style suffered due to pain in moving your hand? More than likely you have signs of carpal tunnel syndrome.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (although not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. The carpal tunnel – a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand, houses the median nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common and widely known of the entrapment neuropathies in which the body’s peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized.

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