What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve compression, and which can be seen in a person’s wrist. The widespread use of keyboard and mouse also leads to the common occurrence of this disease, which is also seen in those who used to work with carving and weaving. We also know that this disease is seen more in people with diabetes, rheumatism, thyroid diseases, and during pregnancy.

Complaints occur more during nights. While the first symptoms are temporary pain, tingling and numbness on the fingers, these may become continuous over time, and weakening of the hand muscles may occur together with loss of strength. At this stage, complaints such as difficulty in carrying or holding items or dropping them may also occur.

These complaints can be resolved with ointments and wristbands used at night. Hand and elbow joints may be relieved during the day with circular exercises, trying not to lift heavy objects with one hand, putting soft cushions under the wrists and elbows while working on a computer. If even the physical therapy is not helpful, then the patient may need surgery.

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