Hands are so useful that sometimes we over stress them, as a result one of the outcomes is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) which makes it painful to use the affected hand.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are numbness, tingling and weakness in the thumb and all fingers except the little finger (pinky) due to pressure on the median nerve which controls movement and feeling.
Overuse of computer mouse is emerging as a prominent cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Other causes include pregnancy, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
You can cure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with exercise and rest. In some extreme cases surgery is the only option.
You can begin with the following first aid to begin the healing process if the carpal tunnel. Then use the specific exercises given below to cure carpal tunnel syndrome.
1. Rest Your Wrist - You can give rest to your hand as under.
- Stop using your computer until you are recovered completely from the carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Discontinue any other activity that engages your hand to do any repetitive activity.
- Don't sleep on your palm or your hands.