For millions of people around the world, even the simple act of brushing the teeth can be excruciatingly painful with carpal tunnel syndrome. And for those with this condition, the thought of bearing it everyday can get somewhat depressing to think about. A person with carpal tunnel syndrome has a median nerve that travels down the arm inflamed and irritated due to constant pressure. The condition causes numbing, weak and painful sensations on the index finger and thumb.
Popular belief blames repetitive certain types of activities or work of wrist, hand and arm as the cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Well, actually no one really knows what causes carpal tunnel syndrome although the aforementioned activities can increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome much like cigarette smoking can raise the risk of lung cancer in a person. Thyroid disorders, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of median nerve inflammation and wrist fractures or alcoholism can also abet the likelihood of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Usually, wrist brace can be used to treat mild carpal tunnel syndrome and sometimes, the condition just goes away by itself. However, if the carpal tunnel syndrome will not go away and if you leave it untreated for a long time, your median nerves and other affected nerves might sustain permanent damage. Consulting with your physician is very important in dealing with this painful condition. Sometimes the doctor may recommend surgery for an extremely painful carpal tunnel syndrome to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
The saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is very true for carpal tunnel syndrome. Taking steps to prevent this condition from occurring is the best way to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome. If that is not possible, then taking measures to relieve or treat the symptoms as soon as they arise is a very effective way to manage this condition.
Another treatment is vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 works but its takes up to three months to feel a change in the condition. One other much better treatment is laser acupuncture Miami. This treatment uses a laser beam concentrated onto points in the body called acupuncture points, particularly on the hand and arm. This treatment is quite effective that chronic CTS patients felt substantial improvement of their condition after three years of enduring the pain. Instead of surgery, laser acupuncture can give you relief from the pain of CTS without undergoing painful and invasive procedures.
The best way to protect your arms, wrists and hands from CTS is not to over strain them with repetitive and continuous work activities. And if the onset of CTS pain is felt, you should immediately consult your doctor to prevent this condition from worsening.