Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Our Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sound therapy helps by:
- Decrease or minimize the occurrence of weakness in the hand and difficulty in holding stuff
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- Opens and cleans up your meridians
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Short Description of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome also known as median nerve compression causes weakness, numbing and tingling of the affected hand. The condition occurs primarily because of compression of the median nerve that runs the length of the arm and passes through the wrist or the carpal tunnel and ends in the hand.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are:
- A burning, tingling or itching numbness sensation in the palm and thumb of the index and middle fingers
- Presence of weakness in the hand and difficulty in holding stuff
- Tingling sensation that moves up the arm
About Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is known as one of the most common conditions that primarily affect the hand. Patients with this condition feel numbness, pain and general weakness of both the hand and wrist. Changes in lifestyle and alternative treatments like sound therapy can help alleviate symptoms. Surgery is usually a last option.
Etiology of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is elevated pressure within the median nerve that resides within the wrist. The increased pressure on the median nerve and tendons (located within the carpal tunnel) results to swelling and pain. It severs the sensation in the fingers and hand. The median nerve is responsible for the sensation to the thumb, index and middle fingers as well as to half of the ring finger. The “pinky” or small finger is usually spared. Carpal tunnel syndrome was first described back in the mid-19th century and the first surgery to release the carpal tunnel was performed during the 1930s. It is a known condition that has been well recognized by doctors for more than 40 years. The cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is usually attributed to repetitive motions such as typing or any activity that primarily involves the wrist that is performed repeatedly. This is truer for activities done when the hands are lower than the wrists. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, obesity, diabetes and pregnancy can also cause the condition. Carpal tunnel is also more common in women than men.
Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many people attribute carpal tunnel syndrome to office workers that sit and type all day or workers that spend hours upon hours on an assembly line. However, anyone can get carpal tunnel syndrome but the condition is usually rare prior to the age of 20 and the chance of getting the condition increases with age. The common denominator in all of this is it affects people that use their hands and wrists repeatedly either for work, sport or leisure.
Patients that are at risk for the development of numbness and other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are those that hold jobs and activities that involve repetitive finger use. Conditions that increase the risk of development are: high force such as hammering, long term use, extreme motions of the wrist and vibration.
Other factors that contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Hand or wrist deformity
- Hemodialysis patients
- Wrist fracture or dislocation
- Arthritic conditions such as RA and gout
- Hormonal imbalance such as hypothyroidism
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Tumor in the carpal tunnel
- Presence of amyloid deposits
Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Your healthcare provider will ask for a detailed medical history and perform examinations on the hand that include:
- Tinel’s Sign – The doctor taps over the median nerve at the wrist to determine if it results to a tingling sensation in the fingers.
- Phalen Test — Also known as the wrist flexion test where the patient rests his or her elbows on the table and lets the wrist fall forward freely. A positive test is determined if the patient experiences numbness and tingling of the fingers within one minute. The faster the symptoms appear, the more severe the carpal tunnel syndrome is.
- X-Ray Exam – X-rays of the hands and wrist may also be requested if there is also the presence of limited motion or if there are evidence that there is trauma or arthritis.
- Electromyogram and nerve conduction studies – are requested to determine the functionality of the median nerve as it pertains to control of muscle movement.
- Early and Late Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For patients with carpal tunnel, the symptoms begin slowly at the beginning, with burning, numbness, tingling or pain. The sensations are felt in the thumb and any of the fingers except the pinkie. The unusual strange feeling may also travel up the forearm. Pain symptoms may begin at night and the reason for this is most people sleep with their wrists bent which results to pressure on the median nerve. Patients usually wake up with a sensation that they need to shake their hands out. As the condition worsens, the symptoms may happen during the day as well and it often happens when you are performing an activity where the wrist is bent up or down for a prolonged period such as driving a vehicle, reading a newspaper or simply holding up a cellphone. At the beginning the symptoms come and go but over time they happen much often and get worse. Patients also notice other symptoms such as swollen fingers, even though they are not, pain and tingling sensations that travel up the forearm to the shoulder and a “shock” like sensation that comes and goes in the thumb and fingers. During the late stage of the disease, patients also lose grip strength and the ability to pinch. In very severe cases, patients lose muscle at the base of the thumb and may also lose the sensation of determining from hot and cold simply by touch.