It’s All In The Wrist – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It’s All In The Wrist - Carpal Tunnel SyndromeThe average person spends about 70% of their weekdays working, and many jobs, whether they are manual or office, require repetitive movements.This means that most of our time is spent doing repetitive wrist movements such as typing on the computer, handling machinery (especially vibrating machinery), managing a cash register, moving items continuously, essentially anything that requires the use of hands will task the wrist as well. With the heavy load that our wrists carry come problems, the biggest one being the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS “occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist”, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. It is a common condition, especially among people between the ages of 30-60 which happen to be the prime working years, that brings with it shooting pain, numbness, and tingling that can spread to the hand and arm.CTS has a tendency to get worse over time, potentially causing permanent damage and requiring surgery, so early diagnosis and even more importantly, Carpal Tunnel treatment are key! The symptoms to look out for are:
  • Pain, numbness, tingling, and burning in the fingers
  • Radiating pain in the fingers or up the forearm
  • Weakness in the hand, your hand will not only feel weak but you may also start dropping things
  • Wrist pain
  • More persistent during the night
The symptoms can start without specific trauma or incident, can be quite lite, and come and go in the beginning, so it’s very important to pay close attention to your body and go to the doctor at first signs of trouble. After the evaluation and testing, the doctor will be able to diagnose you with CTS.In the early stages, it may be possible to slow or stop the progression of the disease by: If the above do not succeed then cortisone injections as well as surgery may be required to avoid permanent damage. Of course, no one wants to subject themselves to surgery or painful steroid injections, which is why early detection is so important. However, something else can be done in order to avoid CTS issues and get pain relief even before seeing your doctor!Using a nonprescription, at-home pain relieving device at the first sign of wrist trouble will provide carpal tunnel relief. Solio Alfa Plus device will not only help to relieve the pain in the hand, fingers, and wrist by emitting 3 powerful energies into the targeted area: RF energy, LLLT energy, and IR energy, but it will also help heal the underlying issue increasing the blood flow to the affected area and controlling the inflammation.
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