What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The most common cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is repetitive stress, hand and wrist activity. There are a wide variety of repetitive hand use patterns that result in swelling of the soft tissue and tendons in the hand and wrist. Each individual’s hand use pattern is completely unique. Yet, soft tissue swelling is common to all CTS cases and causes external pressure on the blood vessels, tendons and nerves which pass through the hand and wrist. The median nerve is particularly vulnerable to external pressure because it passes directly through a narrow passage at the base of the hand called the Carpal Tunnel.
The external pressure crowds the narrow passage compressing the median nerve against the carpal ligament, as well as tendons and arteries which also pass through the carpal tunnel. Impinging the nerve in this narrow passage, results in symptoms ranging from tingling numbness, to loss of feeling in fingers and thumb, intense pain and hand dysfunction.
“ I was scheduled for surgery on both wrists at KU Medical Center. I had pain in my right, wrist, finger, elbow and shoulder, and was taking meds. Then a friend heard about The Carpal Solution and I ordered a two week supply. The first day within fifteen minutes the pain was dissipating. I had no pain when I woke up in the morning. I have no pain in my right arm. Eight hours later the pain was back and I am now using it every night and sometimes during the day. As long as I wear the Carpal Solution I do not have any carpal tunnel pain at all. I can make a fist, with no pain in my wrist, elbow or shoulder.
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–Ken, Computer Analyst —Kansas.
Often people suffering from the early stages of Carpal Tunnel Strain will think they are sleeping in a position that cuts off blood circulation to the hand. However, if sleep interruption becomes routine from numb, tingling hands; then there is a high probability that you are suffering from the early stages of Carpal Tunnel Strain. Carpal Tunnel Strain will lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome if left unchecked.
With the rapidly expanding use of computers in the information age, keyboarding and mouse use have become one of the most common repetitive stress activities leading to CTS. There are a host of other activities commonly related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is the leading cause of lost time at work in the industrialized world.
Activities Where Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Due to Repetitive Stress is Common
- Computer Keyboarding
- Sorting Mail / Courier Service
- Meat Processing Workers
- Drivers of Vehicles Taxis, Fork Lifts, Trucks
- Airline Pilots
- Tool and Die Workers
- Machinists and Mechanics
- Construction Workers
- Landscaping Workers
- Repetitive Task Manufacturing
- Nurses & Care Givers
- Massage Therapists
- Cashiers and Bar Code Scanners
- Physical Therapists
- Musicians, pianists, violinists, etc.
- Golfers, Skiers, Tennis Players
- Homemaking Activities
- Chefs and Restaurant Workers
- Needlepoint Hobbyists
There can also be a number of contributing factors to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome besides repetitive stress induced carpal tunnel strain. These include injuries to the hand and wrist such as a sprains, fractures or breaks which cause swelling and inflammation; joint or bone diseases such as arthritis; hormonal or metabolic changes due to thyroid disorders, pregnancy or menopause; changes in blood sugar levels from diabetes; gout; etc. To learn more about the possible metabolic conditions that could be contributing to your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Click on This Link. These issues illustrate why it is recommended to visit your physician to confirm the diagnosis of CTS and seek treatment for possible contributing factors while using the Carpal Solution.
When compression of the median nerve is caused by any of the above contributing factors, any use of the hand and wrist will generally aggravate the CTS symptoms with additional swelling in the same way repetitive stress will do. Whatever the cause of your case of Carpal Tunnel Discomfort, there is no need to wait for treatment and continue suffering. You can begin using the Carpal Solution to gain control of your repetitive stress related CT.