Staying fit is key to a healthy lifestyle. It can also help people prevent the onset of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well as many other chronic conditions. Daily exercise helps to stimulate flexible arteries and veins which are key to healthy blood circulation in the extremities of the body, like the hand and wrist areas. Normal blood circulation is an important pillar to preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Lifting weights is highly recommended for people of all fitness levels because it helps to strengthen the bones and decrease your risk for osteoporosis and osteomalacia. Controlled resistance training where you can develop muscles without risk of contact injuries is a great way to reach your peak athletic performance.
Unfortunately, there is a rising trend among both men and woman who engage in weightlifting, bodybuilding and CrossFit training regimens to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Lifting elevated levels of weights with a tight grip, over and over, creates an intense kind of repetitive stress on the hand and wrist area.
It is discouraging to be exercising to strive for your peak fitness level only to find that you have injured your hand and wrist with the onset of a chronic syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve at the base of the hand. Unfortunately, this compression causes symptoms like hand numbness, tingling, pain, loss of fine motor skills, muscle atrophy and a debilitating lack or grip strength and dexterity.