Have you ever faced a tingling or numbness feeling in your hands or arms? If this is the situation then don’t ignore it, perhaps you might be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are facing the below symptoms then it is a clear sign that you are facing carpal tunnel syndrome, which if not taken care of can worsen the condition.
Tingling & numbness
In your fingers, hands your thumb, index and middle fingers you will be feeling tingling and numbness. You will feel this kind of sensation while holding a steering wheel, phone, or newspaper or the time when you wake up from sleep.
You might be feeling weakness in your hands while lifting objects or doing some tasks. This might be due to the numbness that has decreased your energies in performing even the usual tasks.
Remedies that will best treat Carpal tunnel syndrome
Let’s explore the remedies that will help alleviate the chronic pain that can occur as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome:
If you are involved in the tasks that require most use of your hands like writing, typing, or using cash register then unknowingly your hands might become tired and stressed. Try to tap keys lightly, if using a pen then use a soft grip pen that would cause minimal pressure on your hands.
Take breaks from repetitive tasks
If your job involves performing repetitive tasks, then try taking breaks in between it. Performing a task repetitively will halt the blood flow; bring your hands in a stressful condition thus leading to chronic pain that is the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome.
In order to avoid the pain or not approaching any serious condition, keep your wrists in a neutral position and avoid those activities that involve making your wrists flex in some extreme direction.
Over the Counter Medications
Pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen should be opted for as they not only help alleviate the pain as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome but also reduce the inflammation that occurs around the nerve.
Irrespective of whatever task you are involved in, try to stretch out your hands and wrists which will keep your these areas in movement and thus minimize the chances of some chronic pain.
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.