Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome easily

It is common belief that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by too much time with the computer using the keyboard and mouse. Well, there's no really clinical data to prove that. It may be a factor but CTS is most likely due to a congenital predisposition where the carpal tunnel is smaller than that of other people. A person with small carpal tunnel will most likely have his median nerve compressed whenever the surrounding tendons get irritated. This will bring pain, numbness and weakness in the hand and wrist.

How can you tell if you have CTS?

A person with CTS will sense burning, tingling or itching numbness in the palm of the hand especially the thumb, index and middle fingers (gamers who uses the mouse alot perhaps?). As it progresses, grip strength may decrease and it will be difficult to perform a fist or grasp small objects. Then if left untreated, the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away.

So how can you treat it?

It is better to have it treated as early as possible. Drugs are prescribed to ease the pain and treat the symptoms. However, prolong use of drugs may render them inefficient as the condition progress. Before you have to opt for surgery, try treating it the natural way. ImakThe IMAK SmartGlove is a convenient and economical way to provide carpal tunnel relief by increasing blood circulation and positioning your wrist correctly.

Although you may look silly wearing gloves at the office, it is still better than dealing with the pain.

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