Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are a number of massage techniques to help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that we use in our Kona Massage oceanfront location you can book online Medical Massage to address Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Meanwhile read below to understand more about this painful condition.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the cause of the most number of work days lost and is more than any other work-related injury.
Carpal tunnel Syndrome is an injury that was seen predominantly in musicians and in factory workers that performed repetitive hand and wrist movements. It now has taken a rise to the forefront of work related injuries. With the rise of technology and computer use, more and more people are likely to be exposed to the repetitive motions that can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The repetitive hand and wrist movement cause inflammation of the sheath that the tendons of the hand pass through. Usually slippery to allow for the intricate movements of the tendons within the protective sheath the area becomes restricted and eventually the synovial fluid that lubricates the sheath becomes sticky turning into a vicious cycle creating more inflammation and pain.
Usually the pain is noticed at night when at rest and can become less painful as the day goes on. There can be loss of strength in the fingers and hand. A common complaint is weakness in the wrist and hand with a loss of the ability to grasp. Sufferers often complain that they cannot even grasp the sheet to pull it up over them at night. As Carpal Tunnel Syndrome worsens there is no relief from the pain.
According to the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery up to 5 percent of the work force is affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The discomfort can vary and be impossible to live with. This is an insidious injury that surgery is often recommended and though severe cases may require surgical treatment it often times brings no good results.
While only your doctor can make an actual diagnosis, another condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome also displays the same symptoms as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Once it is confirmed that you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome there are some easy, low-cost steps you can take to alleviate the pain or reduce the condition dramatically.
First and foremost check your posture.
Make sure that you are sitting up strait.
Place the computer screen at eye level.
Keep your shoulders back and down.
Position yourself square to the workspace not twisted to the side or cranked in an odd position.
Don't rest your wrists on the edge of your keyboard tray while typing.
Try to maintain a straight wrist position. Sometimes wearing a light wrist support or special wrist brace can help.
Splinting with special wrist braces especially at night can make a difference.
A report in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies indicates massage treatments specifically for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can reduce or help alleviate this painful condition.. Drink enough water proper hydration is essential to the healthy functioning of all our tissues. Ask your doctor to recommend appropriate exercises to keep the wrist flexible. Addressing the problem early can save allot of pain, money and time lost form work.
Consult your doctor if you experience wrist pain that might be carpal tunnel syndrome.
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