Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in your wrist. The circumference of the wrist bones and ligaments channel creates.This channel flexor tendons and the median nerve passes from the inside of the hand which moves. Compression of the median nerve within the canal is called carpal tunnel syndrome.Jams is the most common type among nervous.

What Are The Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

  • Prolonged or repeated use of the wrist: Repetitive use of the wrist (long-term use of the computer with the tendons and increases the pressure on the median nerve.
  • Wrong positioning of the wrist : Long-term excessive flexion and ekstensiyon movements may increase pressure on the nerve.
  • Genetics : Genetically carpal tunnel speeds up the process of having a narrow focus.
  • Pregnancy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Tumors that occur in the carpal tunnel
  • Wrist fractures

What Are The Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ?

  • Pain : Hand and wrist towards the elbow is propagated. In progressive cases, Night pain can be seen.
  • Numbness and tingling : Especially to stimulate the median nerve, occurs in the index finger and middle fingers.
  • Power loss : Grip strength and wrist movements weakened.
  • Don't drop hand objects : Due to loss of muscle power in more advanced stages, the objects can be reduced suddenly by the hand. The grip strength decreases.
  • Repetitive and compulsive symptoms usually shake hands with the movement of the wrist increases and decreases.

Diagnosis and assessment of carpal tunnel syndrome

Shown by the similarity of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome cervical disc disease, the differential diagnosis is important. After evaluating the symptoms, differential diagnosis for carpal tunnel syndrome special tests are applied. Grip and wrist movements are evaluated. Nerve conduction tests(EMG) is applied.MRI imaging can benefit from.

What Are The Treatment Options For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ?

Physical therapy and manual therapy : The border scroll border and stretching exercises with accelerated healing and reduced the pressure on the nerve. Grip strength and wrist strengthening exercises to decrease applies to movements.

  • Electrotherapy : Tissue healing accelerator , electrotherapy methods include reducing pain and inflammation. 
  • Brace and splint use : Positioning the wrist in the carpal tunnel that is open in the natural position reduces pressure speeds up the healing process.Especially it is recommended to use brace and a splint symptoms, activity, and increased movement of.
  • Regulation Of Activity : Complaints are changed, or that increase the movements and activities are restricted. Workers in jobs that use repetitive wrist brace use, and exercise are advised to periodically.
  • Surgical treatment : A severe impact on daily life that do not respond to physical therapy for patients with advanced and surgical carpal tunnel is extended.

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