Do you feel numbness and tingling of the hand in the distribution of the median nerve? These sensations are often more pronounced at night and can awaken patients from sleep. How to start Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

1. Carpal Tunnel Facts

– Women are three times more likely than men to develop CTS, perhaps because the carpal tunnel itself may be smaller in women than in men.

– The dominant hand is usually affected first and produces the most severe pain.

– Persons with diabetes or other metabolic disorders that directly affect the body’s nerves and make them more susceptible to compression are also at high risk.

– CTS usually occurs only in adults.

– The risk of developing this syndrome is not confined to people in a single industry or job, but is especially common in those performing assembly line work – manufacturing, sewing, finishing, cleaning, and meat, poultry, or fish packing. In fact, it is three times more common among assemblers than among data-entry personnel.

2. Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

At the workplace, workers can do on-the-job conditioning, perform stretching exercises, take frequent rest breaks, wear splints to keep wrists straight, and use correct posture and wrist position. Wearing fingerless gloves can help keep hands warm and flexible. Workstations, tools and tool handles, and tasks can be redesigned to enable the worker’s wrist to maintain a natural position during work.

3. Carpal Tunnel Exercises

– Stretching and strengthening exercises can be helpful in people whose symptoms have abated.

– Alternative therapies – Acupuncture and chiropractic care have benefited some patients but their effectiveness remains unproved. An exception is yoga, which has been shown to reduce pain and improve grip strength among patients with CTS.

– Carpal Tunnel Exercise using Powerball – Gyroscopic Exercise Ball

Once activated, the Gyro Exercise Ball generates levels of gyroscopic inertia previously unheard of for its small size. The smooth, fluid action of spinning your Gyro Ball when coupled to this inertia results in a unique therapeutic quality which will have a profound effect on CTS – CTS, Repetitive Strain injury – RSI, tendonitis, arthritis & all wrist related ailments while used for as little as just 5-7 minutes each day.

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