Carpal Tunnel Causes
So, what’s causing your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?
In simple terms: it’s the result of overworking your hands by performing repetitive (motion) task all day long.
Typical Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Median Nerve Damage from injury
- Compression of the Median Nerve
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Inflamed tendon sheath
- Swollen tenosynovium
Swollen tenosynovium is a condition that occurs when you use your hands over and over in the same way.
Repetitive stress and strain cause your tendons to swell, putting excessive pressure on the median nerve. That’s what’s causing the tingling and numbness in your thumb, index and middle fingers.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Begin At Work
Say you work in a grocery store at the checkout counter and some of the items you have to scan are quite heavy to drag across the scanner. If you repeat this action all day long over a period of time it can put unnatural stress on the tendons and ligaments in your wrist.
Or maybe you work in a garage as a mechanic fixing cars and performing repetitive activities that put excessive stress on your hands and wrists.
Even people with data entry jobs who continually type at a desk all day long are vulnerable to carpal tunnel stress.
So, what can you do?
Click on the next page to learn about a safe and effective treatment that you can easily do at home.