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Carpal Tunnel Treatment: From Home Treatment to Surgery

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes pain and pressure in your wrist making it difficult to perform everyday tasks, let alone compete in a sport. There are many forms of carpal tunnel treatment, some can even be done at home, but if your symptoms are serious you may need to talk to doctor.

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Topics: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel brace, wrist brace

Pain and Numbness from Carpal Tunnel Got You Down? Here's How to Keep Moving.

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM

In this age of technology there are so many devices that we use on a daily basis that strain our wrists and hands. Not just typing, but even just the repetitive thumb swiping of browsing can add micro strain to the delicate and complex joint of the wrist and hand causing and aggravating the common condition of carpal tunnel. For athletic types there is also the added complication of wrist strain from weight training, boxing, push ups, and numerous other exercises that involve articulation of the wrist.  

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Topics: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel brace, wrist brace

Choosing a brace to fight carpal tunnel [carpal tunnel treatment]

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Anyone who spends a lot of time on a keyboard or laptop can feel the pain of carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in your wrist becomes irritated, usually through repetitive motion. That nerve passes through a space in your wrist with other tendons. That space is called the carpal tunnel. Once that nerve is irritated it can lead to pain in your hands and fingers and loss of strength in your hand. 

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Topics: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel brace, wrist brace

Caring For Your Carpal Tunnel

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM

It’s 3 a.m. and you wake up suddenly from a sharp pain pulsing through your wrist and firing into your hand.  Wanting to be roused only by the smell of a freshly brewed pot of coffee, you try to fall back asleep, but you cannot shake the feeling that something might be wrong.  You ask yourself, “Does this have anything to do with the tingling that I have been feeling in my hand?”  “What about the persistent, nagging numbness in my fingers?”  Putting these thoughts out of your mind, but pondering one possible explanation – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - you resolve, after that pot of coffee is finished, to make an appointment with your doctor.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition whose name is descriptive of the location that it affects.  The medial nerve leads from the arm into the hand and resides within what is called the carpal tunnel.  When that area is swollen and irritated, the medial nerve is compressed, causing pain, weakness, tingling, and/or numbness in the hand and fingers.

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Topics: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel brace

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