Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..Do you have It?


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Discover How You Can Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel Syndome as well as Other Causes of Numbness, Tingling, and Pain in Your Hands, Wrists, Fingers, and Forearms.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..Do you have It?

  1. 1. ==== ====Discover How You Can Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel Syndome as well as Other Causes ofNumbness, Tingling, and Pain in Your Hands, Wrists, Fingers, and Forearms. ====Carpal tunnel syndrome reached epidemic proportions in the 90s and has now achieved a statusequaling pandemic proportions in the 21st century. With carpal tunnel syndrome having suchdevastating effects on millions of people each year, how do you know if you or someone you knowhas it?With so much attention and hype the past 10-years concerning carpal tunnel syndrome in theworkplace, you would think that a clear-cut picture would exist regarding the "hows" "whys" and"what is its" of carpal tunnel. Although carpal tunnel syndrome should be easily recognizable withsuch extensive media exposure, you would be amazed at how many people, including a lot ofdoctors, who do not recognize the symptoms or misdiagnose it as something other than carpaltunnel syndrome.In order to provide a more clear picture of what carpal tunnel is, why and how it develops and whatcan be done to eliminate it, I have provided information below to explain the process so that youcan better identify and therefore prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from taking over your life.What is the Carpal Tunnel?The carpal tunnel is a passageway in which the nine flexor tendons, median nerve, arteries, bloodand lymphatic vessels pass through in order to supply function and movement to the fingers andwrist.The carpal bones line the carpal tunnel on the posterior surface (backside) of the wrist with thetransverse carpal ligament positioned on the anterior (front side) of the wrist. The size of the carpaltunnel is about the size of the index finger in diameter, and the flexor tendons, arteries and nervesglide past one another with ease in a carpal tunnel that has not decreased in size.How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Develop?Because the finger and wrist muscles are constantly overused in one-way movement patterns,(Gripping, squeezing, typing, etc.) a "muscle imbalance" develops, causing the carpal bones toshift, in turn, making the carpal tunnel smaller and impinging the structures within, resulting inpainful and debilitating symptoms.What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?·Tingling
  2. 2. ·Numbness·Paresthesia (Pins & needles)·Loss of grip-strength / coordinationSensations involving tightness, discomfort, stiffness and pain on the front side of the hand andwrist may be present in carpal tunnel, but may also be symptoms of a general repetitive straininjury.The only true telltale signs of carpal tunnel syndrome that you need to be aware of affect thethumb, index, middle and sometimes one-half of the ring finger. (All of the fingers and symptomslisted do not have to be experienced simultaneously for you to have carpal tunnel syndrome.)If you have symptoms in your entire ring and/or little finger and your doctor tells you that you havecarpal tunnel syndrome, you dont! The ULNAR nerve supplies function to the ring and little fingerand has nothing to so with carpal tunnel syndrome. (If the ring and/or little fingers are affected, itmay either be Cubital Tunnel Syndrome or Guyons Syndrome)How Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Eliminated?Carpal tunnel syndrome can quickly and easily be eliminated by performing a good stretch andexercise program that addresses the existing muscle imbalance that is the cause of carpal tunnelin most cases.Staying Symptom-Free:Knowing why carpal tunnel syndrome develops and what to look for is the key to keeping yourhands healthy. With the information provided above you should now be able to recognize thedisabling symptoms and take the steps necessary in order to stop it before it stops you!==== ====Discover How You Can Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel Syndome as well as Other Causes ofNumbness, Tingling, and Pain in Your Hands, Wrists, Fingers, and Forearms. ====