Carpal tunnel problem happens majorly because of pressure on the median nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness, tingling and weakness in the suffering hand and makes it difficult to work and carry out regular functions in certain cases. The carpal tunnel is where the median nerve and certain other tendons run through the forearms via a small space called the carpal tunnel.
Pressure on the median nerve causes carpal tunnel syndrome. In a lot of cases the condition might get worse over a period of time and the patient might have to resort to surgery to relieve pressure from the median nerve. Early on, symptoms can often be relieved with simple measures like wearing a wrist splint or avoiding certain activities. The pressure can on the median nerve can be caused by any swelling or pressure that causes the tunnel to become narrower. Illness like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism etc. can cause narrowing of the carpal tunnel. Making the same hand movements over and over again, especially repeated wrist movements that include the hand bent down can cause this issue. Even pregnancy is a cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is also related hereditary factor. It is also one of the concerning issues when it comes to Carpal Tunnels syndrome as one is also likely to suffer from it if the family has a history of the syndrome.
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