About Carpal Tunnel Hand Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Hand Injuries are often synonymous with various other repetitive strain injuries or just plain overuse injuries on the computer. A Carpal Tunnel Hand Injury is defined as a narrowing of the tunnel where the tendons and median nerve go to your hand and fingers. This narrowing is often due to inflammation from overuse and abuse of these tendons and other muscles in the hand, wrist and forearm. This causes a pinching or pressing on the media nerve and that’s when you really notice the problem.
Some people have a small tunnel and less space to deal with in the first place and will notice the symptoms faster. Some are just fortunate and have a wide tunnel and thus they don’t feel the symptoms until much later, if ever.
Carpal Tunnel Hand Injuries are often extremely painful and crippling in that the only way to fix the problem conservatively is to rest and stop doing the activity that caused the inflammation in the first place. For most computer users, this is not an option, or is just too hard of a habit to break. In this case, the symptoms will continue to get worse. At that point, various carpal tunnel recovery techniques are necessary to stop the pain and inflammation cycle and get fluid movement back again.