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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome injuries have a range of similar symptoms including pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, and loss of grip strength. Even though numbness feels like it occurs in the entire hand, normally it is only in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Pay attention to where the numbness occurs, as it will help your doctor identify the specific nerve that is damaged. Often you may wake up with a painfully numb feeling in your hand. You may drop small items from the weakness in the wrist. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consult your chiropractor as soon as possible. The earlier Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is treated, the quicker the recovery.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are the most common nerve problem affecting peoples' hands and it can happen to anyone. However, the majority of affected people include women between 40 and 55 years old. Sometimes young women get carpal tunnel symptoms while pregnant. Golfers, secretaries, carpenters, weightlifters, and meat packers also get carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Symptoms have become the most significant medical problem affecting workers at the turn of the century, accounting for nearly 60% of work related injuries.
Wearing a wrist support often helps to relieve symptoms, even while sleeping. Vary your daily activities so you don't keep the same amount of pressure on your wrist all day. Keep your wrist straight when grasping items. During the day, perform some stretching exercises or take frequent breaks. It is also important to keep good posture and wrist position when working. You might want to try wearing fingerless gloves so you hands are warm and flexible. All of these preventative measures will help you avoid the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.