With the ever-developing world, new diseases are becoming increasingly common. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a progressive disease that affects predominantly people who work with computers. In general, people affected the most by the carpal tunnel are those that excessively strain their wrists. That is why carpal tunnel syndrome is also referred to as an occupational disease.
Carpal tunnel symptoms
A common symptom of the carpal tunnel is burning, tingling, and itching. Fingers tend to get numb at night as the arms get relaxed. In the morning you may wake up to an unpleasant surprise in the form of ongoing insensitivity accompanied by tingling in hands. It is typical for tingling to travel all the way up to the shoulders.
In more severe stages of carpal tunnel, it gets harder to grasp objects. The muscles in hands tend to reduce in size which worsens mobility. Associated pain and muscle cramps increase due to the increasing dominance of the carpal tunnel. You might also experience swelling of the wrist and hand. Carpal tunnel symptoms are:
- Lost sensitivity in hands,
- Loss of coordinated movements,
- Reduced overall strength.
Do not neglect a doctor’s visit. You surely don’t want to lose the functionality of your hand due to carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel causes
Carpal tunnel is caused by pressure on the median nerve. This nerve stretches all the way from the shoulder, arm, through the wrist and ends in hand. The result is often swelling- our Salikort balsam specifically targets this swelling. Many patients diagnosed with the carpal tunnel do not know the reason behind the inflammation.
You can contribute to the condition by repeated activity such as writing or any other activity that strains the wrist (development of the carpal tunnel syndrome is conditioned by keeping hands at a position where the hands are placed lower than the wrists),
- obesity, rheumatoid arthritis,
- people with diabetes,
- Unhealed wound or injury,
- Pregnancy which also contributes to developing carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel treatment
Have you noticed any symptoms of carpal tunnel? You should consider consulting a doctor who specializes in this condition. You should also take precautions and limit the possibility of developing a permanent condition. Carpal tunnel, in a specific phase, becomes incurable. We recommend natural ointments. Salikort balsam is the right choice in the fight against the carpal tunnel. Its herbal composition includes willow bark, eucalyptus, mint, and aloe vera which has pleasant cooling effects.
Neglecting self-care, exercise and prevention may lead to worsened mobility of the hand and wrist.
The final stage is a complicated surgery. The surgeon must cut through the wrist ligaments and thus reduce the symptoms.
Who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome?
As we stated earlier, the carpal tunnel is often developed by conducting an activity with repeated movements. Which professions are at risk? People who work on the computer, athletes or musicians are among the most affected. Imagine the jobs of pianists, violinists. The wrist suffers from additional pressure in professions that involve manual work such as workers on the production line.