CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Disease

CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Description

  • It is a hand and arm condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist

Symptoms

  • Par aesthesia
  • Hypo aesthesia
  • Atrophy
  • Numbness and tingling in the thumb

Cause

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause
  • High blood pressure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fractures or trauma to the wrist

Risk factors

  • Smoking
  • High salt intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • High body mass index (BMI)
  • Fluid retention
  • Workplace factors

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical test
  • Blood test
  • Nerve conduction test
  • Ultra sound scan
  • Electromyogram
  • X-ray

Treatment

  • Wrist splinting
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Open surgery

Lifestyle management

  • Maintain a good wrist posture
  • Physical therapy
  • Control diabetes
  • Control hypertension
  • Balanced diet
  • Wrist exercises
  • Pain relievers