Some Great Tips for Dealing/Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome has rapidly become one of most common problems affecting millions of people across the world. There is need for early diagnosis of this problem. There are plenty symptoms for this disease, so you should not delay consulting a doctor. For instance, the moment you notice swelling and pain in wrists or elbow, it should act as a red signal, you should straightaway get some help before the situation worsens. The doctor might test each finger for sensation. If the problem is still at initial stages, then he might recommend you with few handy exercises for curbing pain. He might also suggest tips for dealing/ avoiding this problem. Following are some of them:

Some great tips to follow at work:

You should avoid those activities which require excessive up and down and sideways movements of your wrist. These repetitive motions are responsible for causing this syndrome. You should position or place your hand properly while at work. You should always keep wrists parallel and the elbows should make proper 90 degree alleviation.

If situation permits, then you should take frequent breaks. During this break, you should walk, stretch your arms and do some basic exercise with upper body. This would reduce impingement of the joints. If we constantly sit at one place and do the same activity, then our blood might clot and if we regularly continue this, then it might affect that particular body part.

If you regularly work on a computer, then you should learn to maintain a proper sitting posture. Many people sit in wrong posture and this is one of the reasons they suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or various other problems. While using keyboard, your wrist should be placed in a correct manner. If its placement is wrong, then you will notice pain after sometime.

At home:

You should consult a doctor and get aware of few exercises which can help your joints to be free from any sort of problem. You can also consult therapists who deal in muscle therapy. They might have various ideas for dealing with different muscles.

Get some massage of your neck, forearms, hands and shoulders in order to relieve the tension. After regular usage of these body parts, they need such a massage in order to work better.

General lifestyle:

You should keep your hands warm. Warm hands promote blood circulation, which indirectly helps to ease down the swelling or pain in hand.

You can enroll in aerobic or swimming classes. If this is not possible, you can start cycling on a daily basis. Some people also prefer morning walk or jog. These things help in blood circulation and go a long way in dealing with the problem of this syndrome.

If you like the intake of caffeine, then it’s time for you to look for a better alternative because caffeine worsens the situation. Excessive smoking and drinking must be avoided in order to avoid this syndrome.

You can try out various muscle balancing exercises recommended by therapists and doctors as these exercises help in stabilizing the joints.  These exercises reduce the pain induced by this syndrome. You can follow the above mentioned tips for living a healthy and sound life.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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