WRIST PAIN? Ever felt numbness in the wrist, tingling, burning, or numbness in fingers? Although trivial matter, do not ignore these symptoms. It could be that you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Wrist Pain - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Wrist Pain – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

This carpal tunnel syndrome generally occurs in women and also occur suddenly. Reporting from medicastore. com, the carpal tunnel is a channel or tunnel that is formed from the end of the forearm with the bones of the wrist and ends on the palm of the hand bones (carpal bones).

In carpal tunnel, there are nerves called the median nerve. The median nerve is a nerve for taste system (sensory) and driving (motor)) hand and fingers. The median nerve also controls the muscles of the base of the thumb (thenar muscles). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can occur as a result of the inflammatory process in the tissues around the median nerve (tendon and tenosynovium) within the carpal tunnel.

The resulting inflammation around the nerve tissue becomes swollen, the joints become thicker, and finally pressing the median nerve. The median nerve Emphasis will further lead to speed conductivity (conduction) in the obstructed nerve fibers so that there arose a variety of symptoms in the hands and wrists.

The initial symptoms of this disease include tingling or numbness in the wrist and the fingers, especially the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger. Other symptoms such as feeling hot or painful, especially at night, and often accompanied by a tingling sensation (paresthesia nocturnal).

These pain attacks in the forearm and elbow, shoulder, triggered and exacerbated by activities that use your fingers too long. The inherited disease that can lead to CTS’s disease, including diabetes mellitus (complications of diabetic neuropathy), particularly in women hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, use of oral contraceptives), obesity, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, injuries (dislocation and fractures), and genetic factors (heredity).

Treatments for wrist pain will be varied according to the symptom of patient. For people with this disease can be treated with regular treatments or surgery may be required for severe case. Patients who are at early stage of carpal tunnel syndrome will be advised to reduce the burden of loads using hand and stretch the muscles of the hand.

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