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Cognitive Wellness: Understanding and Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

carpal tunnel SYNDROME

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common neurological condition characterized by the compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway formed by bones and ligaments, and any undue pressure on the median nerve within this space can lead to a variety of symptoms.

Symptoms of CTS:

  1. Pain in Palm/Forearm: Persistent discomfort in the palm or forearm.
  2. Electric Shock-Like Sensation in Hands: Sudden, sharp sensations resembling electric shocks.
  3. Numbness/Tingling in Palm: Loss of sensation or tingling in the palm.
  4. Weakness in Hand: Reduced strength or grip in the affected hand.

Causes of CTS:

Several factors contribute to the development of CTS:

  1. Anatomy: The anatomical structure of the carpal tunnel may vary among individuals, making some more prone to compression.

  2. Medical Conditions: Underlying health issues such as Thyroid disorders, Diabetes mellitus, and Rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of CTS.

  3. Occupational Factors: Certain occupations that involve repetitive hand movements, vibrating tools, or prolonged use of computer mice and cell phones can contribute to the onset of CTS.

  4. Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy, fluid retention, and increased pressure on the median nerve can be contributing factors.

Who can develop CTS?

Several factors predispose individuals to CTS, including medical conditions like Thyroid disorder, Diabetes mellitus, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Obesity. Additionally, pregnancy and occupational factors such as working with vibrating tools or prolonged use of computer mouse and cell phones may contribute to the development of these symptoms.

 Diagnosis  of CTS:

A comprehensive evaluation, including patient history and neurological examination, aids in the initial diagnosis, ruling out similar presenting disorders. Nerve conduction studies, a neurological test, can precisely demonstrate whether median nerve signals slow down during their journey across the wrist.

Treatment Options For CTS:

  1. Lifestyle Adjustments: Implementing ergonomic changes in daily activities.
  2. Medications: Certain medications to alleviate symptoms.
  3. Physiotherapy: Targeted exercises and therapies to improve hand function.
  4. Surgical Intervention: In cases where conservative measures are insufficient, surgical options may be considered.

 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, though challenging, can be effectively managed with a comprehensive approach. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms related to CTS, consult our experienced neurology doctor 

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