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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

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The deterioration of the fingernail and dry skin difficulty grasping medium objects or clenching the fist a numb or tingling feeling in the hand or fingers. Shooting pains in the forearm, wrist and sometimes extending to the neck, chest ,foot or shoulder. This happens when a person spends long periods at a keyboard. It produces symptoms of pain in the affected joints which is difficult to relieve and is provoked by the movement of the joints. There are a lot of people who thinks that this disorder came about with the onset of the computer keyboard, when in fact it has been around for a long time but with the amount of keyboard users now, it has increased. This tends to affect women more than men, especially if the women are pregnant, overweight or menopausal. This injuries are easily prevented and entirely correctable if recognized early It is vitally important for injuries involving constant stress that the person stops or changes the activity that brings on the problem. If the person fail to do so this can result in permanent, incurable damage to the nerves and muscles in the wrist, hand, or other parts of the body.

Causes

Constant stress injuries can happen to anyone that works for long periods with a steady hand movement, from musicians to meat cutters. A number of sports can bring on Constant stress injuries. Some experts believe that a pyridoxine (vitamin B6) weakness can also cause the symptoms.

Dietary Considerations

Rumor has it that Vitamin E helps reduce tissue inflammation and by increasing Vitamin C it can be beneficial in the restoration of the tissues. To help nerve inflammation and to enhance blood circulation try using Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine. Avoid refined sugars.

When to seek further professional advice

If you have any of the above symptoms or you have pain in your fingers, wrist or hand after a accident or a fall you may have a broken bone

Alternative/Natural Treatments

Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome is to reduce the inflammation and to rest the damaged wrist you should also take the necessary steps to correct the habits or the activities that causes the problem. Preventing further stress injuries you should exercise the hand and wrist to strengthen them. Also warm up before you tackling your work. Homeopathy : try theses over-the-counter remedies: ARNICA for the bruising or swelling caused by the overuse or misuse of the joints; RUTA for tendon inflammation and you can also use RHUS TOXICODENDRON for pain. Personal care - for on-the-spot treatment to reduce discomfort and numbness try doing a few simple exercises and a cold pack this may be the most effective. Try doing this throughout the day, open and closes your fist at lest a dozen times or more this will help with the pain.

Traditional Treatments

Your doctor will conduct a range of tests to decide the intensity of the injuries. Suggestions normally include rest, cold compresses, and Avoiding to use the affected area. For relieving long-term pain, doctors may prescribe aspirin or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18