Forearm Pain – Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel – Get The Facts
The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, like any nerve condition, are often confusing and difficult to diagnose for a doctor who does not encounter it frequently. For instance, It is not uncommon to feel symptoms of a pinched nerve in the forearm even though the nerve is being pinched in the Carpal Tunnel in the base of the hand.
Tendons control the movement of the fingers, thumb and hand. These tendons often play a role in Carpal Tunnel. The tendons of the hand and forearm run from the finger tips through the Carpal Tunnel, parallel to the Median Nerve, and connect to the muscles of the forearm. These forearm muscles transfer grip strength to the hand and fingers via the tendons. The tendons slide up and down through the Carpal Tunnel as you use your hands, bend your fingers and grab things with your hand. Since the tendons run parallel to the Median Nerve through the Carpal Tunnel they often can affect one another.
Sometimes doctors confuse Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with a diagnosis of Tendonitis; the truth is that Tendonitis is often part of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Tendonitis means swelling or inflammation of the tendons.
Since the Median Nerve and the Tendons of the hand run parallel and proximate to each other in the Carpal Tunnel, when the Nerve is pinched, the tendons are pinched at the same time. A swollen tendon can also pinch the Median Nerve in the Carpal Tunnel. Hence Tendonitis is a common contributing factor to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Forearm discomfort is common with Carpal Tunnel and people often report soreness and aching in the forearm as an accompanying symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Patients often describe “pain shooting up their arm” or a “pulsating electric shock” like sensation radiating up their arms. Some patients describe it as a burning sensation others say it is more of a dull achy feeling that will not go away. That is the interesting thing about pinched nerves, they can affect everyone somewhat differently.
Patients who use their hands aggressively, such as construction workers and mechanics or data entry professionals and computer programmers, often feel forearm symptoms as part of their Carpal Tunnel episodes.
If severe symptoms continue over a long period, re-flexes can be lost, muscle atrophy can develop in the forearm with an overall loss of strength and dexterity. This can be a disaster for people in professions that depend on their hands. Patients report typing speeds slowing from 100 words per minute to less than 10 words per minute. They often find it difficult to be productive and lose self-confidence and their swagger for life. However, there is no need for fear, worry and loss of self-confidence. These negative emotions can actually lead to anxiety and aggravate the symptoms of this nerve disorder. Take heart there is a sound treatment protocol developed to put Carpal Tunnel in remission and treat it proactively without the risks of surgical procedures.
It is important to note that once muscle atrophy becomes prominent, it takes longer to recover from this chronic Syndrome. People sometimes need 10 to 12 weeks of Carpal Solution Therapy to completely recover (rather than the Six Week Protocol that is normally required) when muscle atrophy is severe.
The good news is that you can treat Carpal Tunnel in the comfort of home and regain muscle in the forearm, thumb and fingers with a reliable natural therapy developed by Doctors called the Carpal Solution Therapy. There is no need to wait and worry. In fact, as we mentioned, anxiety and worry can actually irritate a nerve disorder, lead to anxiety and make symptoms worse. You want to be calm, optimistic, confident and proactive as you treat your Carpal Tunnel Symptoms.
You can get started today, because there is no downtime and no risks of complications with the Carpal Solution Therapy. It is safe to use and it has worked for over 60,000 people with a 97% success rate. The Carpal Solution is clinically documented and is registered with the FDA. It will likely work for you too!
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