Doctors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Emirates, Kochi
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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is characterized by numbness or tingling sensation in your palm due to pressure in the median nerve in the wrist. The pressure in the median nerve may be caused by a swelling or anything that narrows down the carpel tunnel. Symptoms are: numbness of tingling sensation in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger.
HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The general physician or the orthopaedic specialist may diagnose the issue by checking for inflammation before asking you questions regarding your medical history, including the presence of hypothyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis as well as well diabetes. An X ray and an MRI scan as well as nerve testing may also be carried out for diagnosis.
HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TREATED?
Carpal tunnel syndrome should be treated as early as possible after identifying the symptoms. The initial treatment would include applying cold packs to reduce occasional swelling. If this does not offer relief within a few weeks, additional treatment options include wrist splinting, medications and surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are no proven strategies to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. One can minimize stress on hands and wrists by taking the following precautions:
• Reduce your force and relax your grip.
• Take frequent breaks.
• Improve your posture.
• Keep hands warm.