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Carpal Tunnel and Treatment

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease (CTS) wich causes numbness, ache on hands and arms. It is mostly common among the women but it may occurs among men as well. It may becomes worse if the wrist uses too much.

 

Carpal tunnel is a passway which is located in wrist that formed by eight small piece of bones and ligamenhims.There are nine tendons that they all have a pencil thickness.These tendons make arm muscles to be held by the finger bones and with contraction of muscles,finger motions become a live.

There is inside the carpal tunnel also a nerve named medain which provides the senses and motions of the hand.All tendons, ligamenhims and median nerve work harmony in a healty wrist.If the structures in the tunnel become widen, in that way median nerve becomes under pressured, so that the patient starts to feel pain and numbness through his/her fingers,wrist and arm.

That’s called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


There are diffrent ways which cauese to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;
 

  • İnflammation and edema on tendons
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Injuries which causes contusion on wrists
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Thickining of the median nerve
  • Tumors
  • Hypotyroid
  • Pregnancy
  • Using crutch for so long, carry too much weight in palm

 

 

Mostly it appears on all fingers except little finger and symptomps as numbness, inflammation and tingling. In addition to this the pain and numbness can be observed anytime in the day but during the night it turns unbearbly and that makes the patient awake. The ache may climb up to the arm, moreover to shoulders and neck as well. Shaking hands, massage,keep the hands high may wearing the pain off
 

Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
 

There is indeed high possibility of recovery without surgery operation. With the conservative treatments as relaxing the hands and arms and keeping the patient aside from activites which causes the pain may be useful if the patient complaints are slight. Wristbands can be used as an alternative way.


 

B-6 vitamine can be used to decrease the complaints. Antienflamatuar pain killer has already been used but it hasnt been found effective against severe pains.

The other way of curing the CTS is cortisone injection in the carpal tunnel.This process is already proved its effectiveness and it may relax for short time. If the conservative treatment options doesnt work, or the complaints turn unbearably severe, surgery operation becomes essential to losen the carpal tunnel.