Do you experience numbness of your thumb, index finger and part of your middle finger? Then you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Symptoms are often worse at night
The Carpal Tunnel is found on the palm side of the wrist. Several wrist tendons, blood vessels and the median nerve pass between the wrist bones and an overlying band of connective tissue through this area.
The causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are still being researched and debated. The condition may be related to posture and biomechanics, for example sleeping with the wrists flexed and repetitive overuse activities have been cited as possible risk factors. Obesity, aging and genetics appear to be other possible factors in the development of this condition. It is more common in women, during pregnancy and in people with diabetes.
Like to know how you can help yourself heal? We can assist you with posture and ergonomic advice and gentle exercises and stretches. Some people will eventually require resting a splint, cortisone injections and / or surgery, because if left untreated permanent nerve damage and weakness of the hand may occur.