As a condition that seems like it was non-existent until everyone started typing more, carpal tunnel is relatively common. Patients who have carpal tunnel syndrome typically experience weakness, tingling, or numbness in their hands which is caused by the median nerve in the wrist getting squeezed. Although there is no cure for carpal tunnel syndrome here at George Philip Smith’s office, we have a variety of treatments including both non-invasive and surgical. To help you learn more about carpal tunnel, let’s take a closer look at a few things that may be contributing to it.
It can seem like when you’re pregnant you experience just about everything under the sun from fatigue to skin conditions to even carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically, patients who are further along in their pregnancy experience carpal tunnel syndrome which is usually temporary and is caused by a buildup of fluid in the wrists. Luckily, it should subside after you give birth.
The most common reason why patients develop carpal tunnel is from doing consistent movements like playing tennis, typing, playing the piano, and other activities that require steady movement of the hands, fingers, and wrist. In many patients who type a lot or play sports, we will encourage them to wear a wrist brace.
Certain Health Conditions
Another cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s good to know what the causes and treatments are. Now that you know the main causes, we can help you find the right treatment. CALL TODAY: (718) 608-1111.