Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist within the carpal tunnel. This compression leads to pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm.

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                How To Help With Your Pain

    • Hand Exercises: Performing exercises can help improve flexibility and strength in the hand and wrist, this helps to reduce the pressure on the nerve.
    • Activity Modification: Avoiding repetitive movements or activities that worsen symptoms can help reduce strain on the wrist.
    • Ergonomic Adjustments: Making adjustments to your workspace, like using an ergonomic keyboard or taking regular breaks, can alleviate symptoms.
    • Wrist Splints: Wearing wrist splints, especially at night, can help keep the wrist in a neutral position, relieving pressure on the median nerve.
    • Cold Packs: Applying cold packs to the wrist may help reduce swelling and alleviate pain and discomfort.

How Lincs Injury Can Help You

  • Professional Opinion: Get a proper diagnosis, you may just have some symptoms, but your pain is coming from somewhere else. This will help determine the best treatment plan for you.
  • Prevent Progression: Seeking early specific intervention can prevent the condition from worsening and causing more severe nerve damage.
  • Avoid Complications: Left untreated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may lead to persistent pain, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand, affecting daily activities and potentially requiring more invasive treatments such as surgery.