Back to HomeCarpel Tunnel originates from the word Carpus. It comes from the Greek word "karpos", which means "wrist." A band of fibrous tissue surrounds the wrist and serves to support the joint.
Carpal Tunnel is the small area between the band of fibrous tissue and the wrist bone. Sensations are sent from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand through the carpal tunnel along the median nerve.
The median nerve can be compressed or irritated by any circumstance using repetitive motions that causes inflammation or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel. Some circumstance using repetitive motions are jobs such as computer users, musicians, factory workers, hair stylists, or other jobs using repetitive motion.
Tingling and numbness of the thumb, index, and the middle fingers is caused by this irritation of the median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.
There are some helpful treatments for treating mild carpal tunnel syndrome at home. One treatment is to reduce the amount of repetitive motion and allowing lots of rest.
Stretching exercises help to ease symptoms and improve mobility. Applying cold compresses, such as the Cold Cherry-Pit-Pac, work to help numb the affected area and lessen the pain and swelling.
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