CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Updated: Jun 24
Pain, Numbness, and Tingling in the hands and arm
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Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a well common clinical condition that affects hands and arms, either on both hands or on one side. This is common among skilled repetitive wrist workers such as sewer or knitters, bakers, cashiers, hair stylists, musicians, etc. Also seen in a certain types of work such as computer work, work with vibrating tools, and work that requires a strong grip. Women are more susceptible than men.
Causes The actual cause is unknown. However, symptoms are commonly exacerbated by forceful and repetitive use of the hand and wrists in industrial occupations or any skillful activities. Usually sighted cause is work-related risk factors. Other Systemic diseases which can lead to CTS are: -Obesity -Pregnancy -Genetics -Rheumatoid Arthritis -Diabetes mellitus -Hypothyroidism Pathophysiology Due to repeated flexion and extension of the wrist joint, there arises an increase in the fluid pressure in the Carpel tunnel through which the Median nerve passes. This compresses the median nerve that prevents it from nerve gliding leading to injury or scarring. Then the median nerve gets attached to adjacent tissue around it and becomes locked into a fixed position. Locked median nerve retard the movement of muscles and thereby creating all the symptoms such as pain or numbness. Signs & Symptoms · Pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb · Majorly at the side of the ring fingers specifically in the initial stages. · Grip strength may weaken · Ache and discomfort can be felt in the forearm or even the upper arm. · Weakness and atrophy of the thumb muscles may occur. · Usually the discomfort worsens at night and also while waking up in the morning. · Occasionally radiating pain towards the upper arm is also felt. Ayurveda Treatment Our aim is to restore all fine movements of hands as before. Panchakarma treatment decided by the Ayurveda physician can get rid of excess impurities deposited in the Carpel tunnel. Ayurveda treatment for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome includes Keraleeya Panchakarma procedures such as Dhara, Oelation, Sudation, Enema, and Purgation. Internal Ayurveda medicines along with Panchakarma speed ups the recovery process. Yoga enhances the median nerve stimulation and adjacent circulatory system. A vegetarian diet increases the digestive action and also lightens up the blockage part of the wrist.
Practices to follow -Advice to decrease the use of the salty, sour, and spicy taste of food. -Repeated warm-ups at uniform intervals of work. -Use warm water externally, for bath, and internally, for drinking. -Routine Yogasanas will enhance blood circulation and nerve stimulation. -Avoid unwholesome food as per doctors' advice.
Exercises for Treating Carpal Tunnel
Wrist Flex Stretch
2. Wrist Shake
3. Wist Finger Pushups
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