Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to a condition where a pinched nerve in the wrist causes pain and discomfort while also inhibiting hand movement. Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling of the hand along with some cramping or weakness in the affected area.
Treatment for carpal tunnel is decided largely based on the severity of the discomfort as well as the duration of the condition. For instance, in some cases, the condition may improve after a few months without treatment but for others symptoms may persist for longer and require various non-surgical and surgical treatments.
Hers is a look at some of the available options.
1. Resting hands frequently
Individuals with milder symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may be able to regulate their symptoms by some simple home remedies such as resting their hands more frequently and staying away from activities that aggravate the discomfort. Also try to alternate hands by giving the dominant hand a break and using the other hand to do some tasks.
For individuals who work using repetitive hand movements such as working on a computer, it is recommended to keep the body and wrists in a comfortable, neutral position without bending or hunching over.