What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
The carpal tunnel is exactly that! A tunnel that is formed in your wrist that allows for the median nerve to pass through, feeding nervous stimulation to your hand.
This nerve can be compromised several ways:
- Can be compressed via wrist pressure (wrist resting on a desk or mouse pad)
- Can be compressed from the chest/shoulder complex not letting the stimulation to get through
- Can be a pinched nerve root in the neck (again, not letting the nerve to feed the hand.
The majority of carpal tunnel syndromes will have the middle finger, the inside of the index finger and the inside of the ring finger go numb.
Stretching the forearm, wearing a splint temporarily can help but remember that nerves that feed your arm come from the neck. Making sure that all facets of your work environment, shoulder and neck posture and reconditioning and training your body to be more resilient will go a long way in helping release tension.
Let us know how we can help! If you or someone you know has or has had an issue with carpal tunnel syndrome, give us a call so we can evaluate and improve their well-being.