Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Smart Glove For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


One thing about spending too much time on the keyboard as a blogger, there is a risk of getting aches and pains in the back and also the wrist as in developing a carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers, as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. The carpal tunnel - a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand - houses the median nerve and tendons.

Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common and widely known of the entrapment neuropathies in which the body's peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized as like when we keep the pressure at a certain point for long periods of time.

Fortunately there is relief for such conditions. You can find carpal tunnel relief by using orthopedic products and ergonomic products that are designed by orthopedic surgeons to prevent further injuries through repetitive stress on certain muscles or joints. Initial treatment generally involves resting the affected hand and wrist for at least 2 weeks, avoiding activities that may worsen symptoms, and immobilizing the wrist in a splint to avoid further damage from twisting or bending. If there is inflammation, applying cool packs can help reduce swelling.

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