Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Prevention

January 16, 2020 by Dr Arun Saroha0

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the hand where one of the nerves called the median nerve passing through the wrist supplying the hand is compressed due to continuous pressure. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.

Common in people performing repetitive movements of hand and wrist like:

  1. Computer operators
  2. Painters
  3. Drivers
  4. Writers
  5. Musicians
  6. Housemaids doing cleaning work
  7. Sewers
  8. People who are obese or suffering from gout/ rheumatoid
    arthritis/ diabetes are more prone

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

  1. Pain in the wrist and hand, exacerbating on movement
  2. Numbness and tingling in the palm and thumb
  3. Excruciating pain on fine finger movements
  4. Not able to grip objects due to pain
  5. Weakness

Prevention tips

  1. Take frequent breaks.
  2. Keep your wrists in a natural position.
  3. Perform stretching exercises.
  4. Use tools designed to reduce wrist injury at the workplace.
  5. Stop smoking.
  6. Regular exercise to make your muscles strong.
  7. Use wrist braces to support your wrist.

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About Dr. Arun Saroha

Dr.Arun Saroha is working as Neurosurgeon with a special interest in spine surgery for the last 15 years. He specializes in Neuro-oncology, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Stroke & Cerebrovascular surgery including Transnasal surgeries. He has also been performing instrumented/ Non-instrumentation spine surgeries, including minimally invasive spine surgeries. He has performed more than 6,000 Neurosurgeries (Spine and Brain) successfully till date with patients from all over the world.

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