Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the pressure on the median nerve. Repeating the same hand movements can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. People whose jobs require gripping with the wrist held bent such as jobs related to computers, musicians, carpenters are among the people with high risk to get it. Sometimes, it is related to pregnancy too.
Normally, patient will feel the pain in the wrist that can extend to the hand, numbness in the finers or hand, a sense of weakness in the hand and also constant loss of feeling in certain fingers.
There are a few treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patient. Patient can take pain medication to relieve the pain. Or, doctor might inject drug such as cortisone to help ease the pain by relieving swelling and infammation on the wrist. But the pain will come back after the injection. If the numbness or pain persist, surgery might be needed. The surgery involves cutting the ligament that may be pressing on your median nerve. After surgery, it might take weeks to months before one can return to previous activity levels.
Well, we can actually prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by using wrist splint such as the IMAK® SmartGlove®. The patented SmartGlove serves as carpal tunnel relief. It also helps prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by encouraging proper hand and wrist position. It has the following features: washable, breathable cotton Lycra® for all day comfort; and a massaging ergoBeads™ pad under the wrist, which cushions and improves circulation. Other than that, it is reversible to fit left or right hand.
It is a good idea to get a pair of this IMAK SmartGlove if you are a heavy computer user.