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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on a nerve running through the wrist which supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand (median nerve). It can lead to numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand and fingers.
The median nerve enters the hand through the carpal tunnel and provides feeling and movement to the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger. The carpal tunnel is normally narrow, so any swelling can pinch the nerve and cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. This is called carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing on a computer keyboard. The condition occurs most often in people 30 to 60 years old, and is more common in women than men. A number of medical problems are associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, and obesity.

What are the symptoms associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Numbness, pain or tingling of the palm of the hand, thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both hands. Pain may extend through the wrist to the arm. Problems with fine finger movements in one or both hands are commonly experienced with weak hands or grip or difficulty carrying bags. In advanced or long term cases, patients can suffer wasting away of the muscle under the thumb.

How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome diagnosed?
Pursuant to a physical examination, a doctor may find the following classic symptoms: Numbness in the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger, or a weak hand grip, a Tinel's sign (tapping over the median nerve at the wrist may cause pain to shoot from the wrist to the hand), and/or a Phalen's test (bending the wrist forward all the way for 60 seconds will usually result in numbness, tingling, or weakness). Tests conducted may include electromyography (EMG) or wrist magnetic resonance image (MRI) .
Carpal Tunnel
What is the typical treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
You may try wearing a splint. Hot and cold compresses may also be recommended. Workplace modification to reduce the stress on your wrist are often employed. Medications used in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Corticosteroid injections, given into the carpal tunnel area, may relieve symptoms for a period of time. Carpal tunnel release surgery, consisting of a procedure opens the ligament that is pressing on the nerve, is successful most of the time. Good outcome depends on how long the nerve compression has been occurring and its severity. More than 50% of cases eventually resort to surgery.

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Ateevia Botanica can be effective in providing relief from some of the most common pain conditions in joints, muscles and tissues:
Arthritis / Arthritic Joints
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis / Tennis Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis
Sport Strains and Bruises
Myalgia / Lower Back Pain
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“I tried Ateevia and within the same day, the pain subsided. I kept applying it 2 to 3 times daily and by the swelling had disappeared as well.”

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