There are over 15 different possible contributing factors. One of the major issues contributing to Carpal Tunnel in most people is repetitive stress due to the cumulative activity of repetitive tasks over many years. The cumulative effective of repetitive use of muscles, tendons, fascia tissue can cause tissues to swell even slightly in the crowded neural pathway of the Carpal Tunnel. The swelling results in pinching or compression of the median nerve for CTS patients. This subtle swelling may be imperceptible to the naked eye, but can have a powerful effect when focused in such a tight space. Often people will say their hands feel swollen, but do not look like there is any swelling going on.
Irritated, compressed and inhibited nerves send out signals to your brain in the form of tingling and annoying numbness, discomfort and soreness. CTS patients who try to mask these bodily warning signs by taking painkillers may exacerbate, prolong and complicate their problems and extend the recovery time needed. When sleep loss hangs in the balance, the implications are worrisome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the end product of months or even years of musculoskeletal system injury. Thus it’s not surprising that if rest is the treatment of choice for the disorder, it can take quite a while to see the desired results. For most active people putting their life on hold and resting for months and months of downtime is simply not an option.
Since there are over 15 different possible contributing factors or causes of CTS, people often have a wide variety of symptoms and responses. When the Median Nerve is pinched in this narrow passage of the wrist, even with minor pressure – the results can be devastating.
Fortunately, the medical professionals at First Hand Medical have worked with a leading musculoskeletal specialist to develop a device that’s been clinically shown to rapidly alleviate many of the worst symptoms associated with CTS in just a week or two and achieve remission over the Six Week Protocol.