Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when we spend a lot of time doing things that involve repetitive hand and wrist movements. This can include common work activities like typing and using a mouse, hobbies like knitting, or more strenuous physical labor like using a screwdriver or operating power tools. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also be caused by an injury, or fluid retention that’s common during pregnancy.
The Carpal Tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the wrist where ligaments, tendons and nerves pass through. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a combination of pain and tingly sensations that occur when the median nerve, which runs from the hand to the forearm, becomes pressed or squeezed.
Here are four ways to help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: