Thursday, April 28, 2016

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually associated with pain extending down the arm along with a tingling numbness in the thumb and forefinger.

The root of the problem is pressure applied on the median nerve. So what is the median nerve? The median nerve provides the motor and sensory functions to your thumb and fingers. When the nerve becomes  compressed it causes a variety of symptoms including pain, tingling, and loss of  control to the stressed-out hand. 

Some people that experience this condition claim that taking Vitamin B6 helped to alleviate the pain and in cases eliminating it altogether. Before you take the vitamin, consult with your doctor. It's been shown that B6 can help someone if they have a deficiency in B6. If you take B6 and are not deficient in the vitamin could prove dangerous to your system. Surgery, physical therapy could be a better way to go.

It is a direct result of overworking your forearms, wrists, and hands by performing repetitive motion tasks for long periods of time such as playing tennis or raquet ball. The strain of repeatedly doing the same thing with your hands can cause the tendons that run through the carpal tunnel to become swollen. When the tendons swell from repeated actions they press on the median nerve. This can cause tingling, numbness, and pain in your thumb and index finger.Again, if you are feeling this pain, consult with your doctor as soon as possible.