Are you involved in a work that requires constant use of your hands? Or the daily house hold chores are leading you to fatigue compelling you to opt for rest every now and then? If this is the situation, and the condition is linked directly with your hands and wrists then there are chances that you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
This syndrome is defined as a condition in which the hands and arms of the patient become numb. It is also typically said to be caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.
What are the Symptoms?
If it is carpal tunnel syndrome that you are facing, then you will start feeling numbness or tingling in your thumb, index or middle fingers. There is quite discomfort in your wrist that prevents you from performing continuous tasks. Apart from this, the common symptoms include:
Especially in your index, middle finger and thumb there will be numbness and tingling feeling. If not taken care of then the chronic pain may extend from your wrist to your arm. This numbness and tingling feeling is said to be a sensation that is felt when a task is performed involving the hands such as holding a box, phone or newspaper.
This is the most highlighted sign that will help you know that have become the victim of carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients will be feeling weakness in their hands because of which they will have the tendency to drop objects from their hands and weakness while lifting some heavy object.
The Other Symptoms Include:
- Swelling with changes in the skin color of the hand
- Burning or prickling sensation just like the feeling of pins and needles being injected into the skin
- Discomfort or chronic pain in the hand, forearm or upper arm
- The hands and wrists become altogether sensitive to touch which is also known as hypoaesthesia
Here are the Effective Measures!
If below tips are followed then the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome can be controlled to a greater extent:
Keep your hands warm – Put on gloves to maintain the temperature of your hands
Relax your grip – Most people keep their force very strong while holding different objects. Try to relax your grip in order to rest your hands and wrists.
Take Frequent Breaks – From your busy routine try to take breaks that would relax your hands greatly.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.