Hand Pain, Hand Injuries & Swollen Hand Tissue Can Be Early Symptoms of CTS
Often, hand injury and the resulting hand pain can be one of the first signals of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is due to the swelling of the injured and damaged soft tissue in and around the Carpal Tunnel of the Hand. Soft tissue is made up of cartilage, fascia tissue, ligaments, tendons, tendon sheaths in which the tendons slide to prevent damage to surrounding tissue and muscles.
The swelling of the injured tissue puts external pressure on blood vessels and nerves in the relatively tight space in and around the Carpal Tunnel at the base of the hand.
Continuous mild repetitive hand activity can result in routine swelling of the soft tissue
This external pressure on blood vessels reduces circulation of nutrient rich blood and slows the recovery process during sleep when the body naturally rests, regenerates and heals. Swollen injured tissue in the hand in can put pressure on the Median Nerve in the Carpal Tunnel cutting off the feeling sensation to the hand and resulting in pain and early symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Even seemingly mild repetitive hand activity can result in hand injury. Often, there is insufficient time to heal in between use, since most of us cannot afford the luxury of extended rest of our hands. We are just too active and involved with others depending on us, to rest our hands for extended periods. This continuous use results in routine swelling of the soft tissue which slows the healing process due to restricted blood flow and often results in increasingly chronic symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.