Carpal Tunnel - Meaning, Causes and Symptoms and Exercises For Carpal Tunnel

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If you’re feeling numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand, consider asking your doctor to check you for carpal tunnel syndrome.

 Here are 3 simple exercises to prevent Carpal Tunnel 

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition caused by pressure on your median nerve, which runs the length of the arm, goes through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, and ends in the hand. The median controls the movement and feeling of your thumb, and also the movement of all your fingers except your pinky. The carpal tunnel is narrowed as a result, usually from swelling.

Symptoms :Pain, numbness, tingling in the thumb, index, middle finger, weak grip
Risk factors:  Repetitive motions, like typing or any motions of the wrist that you do over and over. This is especially true of actions when your hands are lower than your wrist. Conditions like hypothyroidism, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Pregnancy
Prevention : Physical activity and Exercises

source : webmd, wikipedia and Cleveland Clinic 
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