Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem in which the median nerves in the wrist are compressed, thereby making you feel numb or weak in your hands. It also causes a lot of pressure in the tendons and causes them to swell. The nerves begin behind your neck region, pass through your arms and reach your wrist to form a median point. This passage is called the carpal tunnel. These nerves further control your fingers and your wrist in various operations.
The carpal tunnel syndrome is more likely to occur among women more than men, mainly because of the tendons which vary in size. Many do not get the real reasons for such a syndrome. So here we have listed the reasons, symptoms and quick tips to recover from such a case rather than letting it deteriorate your health.
In extreme cases, you might end up with a complete lack of sensitivity on your hands to touch, lift or pinch. This will lead to permanent muscle damage as well. So taking the necessary measures by consulting your doctor will help you.
Seeking a doctor will be the best way to get rid of the symptoms. The physician might inject a steroid to reduce the swelling caused in the nerves. Or he might even prescribe some medications which might not be as effective as that of a syringe. And if this occurs at a later point of time, another dose of medication is advised. However, this comes with its own side effects.
If you have been facing the syndrome for more than six months with no effect on the above measures then you might have to undergo a surgery.
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