Everything you didn’t know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are various causes that cause inflammation of the Carpal Tunnel, therefore, prevention helps prevent the symptoms from being serious.
He Carpal Tunnel Syndrome It is a pathology that occurs in the hand and consists of an entrapment of the median nerve in the fist, located between the bones of the wrist and the annular ligament of the carpus, since the flexor tendons of the fingers pass here, causing an increase in pressure inside this Carpal Tunnel.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is mainly manifested by tingling and numbness predominantly nocturnal and morning, involving the first three fingers of the hand (thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger), in addition, they can present cramps and pain in the wrist and palm area.
To this we can add that over time we will notice weakness and atrophy of some muscles in the hand.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It is important to mention that the Carpal Tunnel is most frequently associated with Hypothyroidismdue to the fluid retention that occurs with this pathology.
Also, it can be associated with people who suffer from rheumatic diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritisstorage diseases such as Amyloidosis or Mucopolysaccharidosis, and Tumors such as Multiple Myeloma, Hemangioma or Lipomaas well as being associated with repetitive hand movements and poor hand posture with the computer or cell phone.
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This disease must be treated early, since the results of treatment in its early stages are good and its management is conservative; in advanced stages it may require surgical procedures to release pressure on the nerve and sometimes the results can leave some consequences such as loss of hand strength or some residual symptoms.
Currently the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome If it can be prevented, performing adequate stretching of the hand tendons, taking active pauses and avoiding extreme fist extension positions, as well as having a good posture when the computer is manipulated.