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Preventing and Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms include; pain through the wrist and hand, and numbness through the fingers.

How to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome:

Try to keep the wrist in a neutral position. What this means is keeping a straight arm from the fingertips to the elbow maintaining relaxed fingers and shoulders. You can place a small rolled up towel under your wrist so that the wrist can relax and does not bend. There are also ergonomically designed keyboards and wrist rests that reduce the computer users’ risk of injury

Stretches for preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Whenever you stop typing, stretch the finger tips towards the under side of the wrist and then release to neutral. Another good stretch is to spread the fingers as far apart as they go and then relax the fingers together. Repeat each stretch ten times.

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