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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms & Treatment

Posted on July 12 2017

Braces & Splints for Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be explained as numbness, tingling sensations, weakness in your hand, mainly due to pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.

This nerve and many tendons run from the top of your forearm right through your hand to a small little place in your wrist called the carpal tunnel which, controls feeling in your thumb and first three fingers of your hand and some movement.

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Health professionals say that pressure on the median nerve causes carpal tunnel syndrome. This pressure can come from inflammation or swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller in size. 

What are the symptoms?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand. Some people may have pain in their arm between their hand and their elbow.

Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. If you have problems with your other fingers but your little finger is fine, this may be a sign that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. A different nerve gives feeling to the little finger.

You may first notice symptoms at night. You may be able to get relief by shaking your hand.


What products are available to treat carpal tunnel?

We have high quality wrist splints from leading brands to help you with alleviating pain and discomfort caused by this syndrome.  We are not health professionals, instead we are leading distributors of products known to assist everyday people with this common problem.


We do encourage you to seek medical advice and/or see a physiotherapist or hand therapist to confirm diagnosis.


https://www.nzaht.org.nz/find-therapist 

http://physiotherapy.org.nz/about-physiotherapy/find-a-physio/

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