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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that occurs in the wrist and various parts of the hand itself. It is a fairly common condition and there are a number of reasons why it occurs. The most common cause is said to be workload or working positions where the wrist is affected, but the injury can also be due to other underlying diseases or health conditions. The condition is more common in women than in men and usually occurs in middle age.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in the wrist formed by several different bones and a thick ligament. Through this tunnel runs the median nerve and the flexor tendons of the fingers. Carpal tunnel symptoms occur when, for various reasons, the space in this channel narrows and squeezes the nerve. The symptoms usually associated with this condition consist of tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and wrist. For many patients, the pain is worst at night. You may also find that you become clumsy and awkward and cannot use your hands properly. It is easy to drop things or simply not be able to grasp objects. It can even go so far as to reduce sensation and strength in parts of the hands.

People with carpal tunnel syndrome often suffer from pain and discomfort in the hand and wrist. One way to relieve these symptoms is to get a really good wrist support. A properly constructed support can provide relief to the injured joint. As the pads stabilise the wrist, they also alleviate the pain that can occur as a result of the injury.

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