What appears to be a simple numbness of throbbing ache in your wrist suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Thereís now a sharp piercing pain that ripples from your wrist down to your forearm and down to your fingers. What is it? The answer is, chances are, youíve developed a condition called the carpal tunnel syndrome. While it used to be easy to ignore in the beginning, now itís no longer possible. Thankfully, there are many simple and yet effective carpal tunnel syndrome treatments out in the market. The effect of this condition is usually short-term and there are very few long-term side effects to taking the right carpal tunnel syndrome treatment.
This wrist ache is a condition whereby a major nerve within the wrist area is injured, pressed on or squeezed or becomes compressed. The nerve is inside a tunnel where all the nerves and muscles nestle within. The tendons, ligaments and nerves within this area can be irritated, strained or sprained while you engage in repetitive and non-rigorous activities. This condition is usually associated with sportsmen who use their hands and wrists in racquet games like tennis, squash, badminton, or bowling, or even weight-lifting. Forceful actions might cause this condition and the result is severe pain, weakness, swelling and a certain level of numbness that is associated with this injury. With proper carpal tunnel syndrome treatment, the numbness and pain can be prevented from encroaching onto the hand and the entire arm.
This hand injury, although is common and often associated with sportsmen, can happen to just about anyone who uses their hands regularly. However, it has been shown that the feminine gender is more likely to develop this hand condition rather than men because the tunnel itself is smaller in women.
Treatment for this hand injury varies and is wide ranging but generally speaking, the best carpal tunnel syndrome treatment is to rest the hand injury and also relieve the symptoms so that the patient can actually resume normal activities without affecting the lifestyle and livelihood of that person. You can do that by reducing the pressure on the median nerve that resides within the site of injury.
Many patients report that they can temporarily relieve the pain off of the hand injury by hanging their arms loosely by their sides when they are standing or relaxing and if they are sleeping, it helps to hang the entire arm off the bed at night. Many patients also report that they feel a certain level of relief when they flick their arms back and forth a couple of times whenever they feel the pressure around the area is getting intense. These are just a couple of DIY carpal tunnel syndrome treatment that you can employ.
The most effective form of relief for this arm discomfort is to apply ice packs like the Cold One ice wraps, Elite-Kold and pro-ice ice wraps on the affected area for a certain period of time. The ice wraps comes with contraptions that helps relieve arm discomfort without affecting your daily activities. If you prefer to, you can use wrist splints together with the ice wraps to help relieve the arm discomfort.
Our Customers Say ...
"I know Iíve found a new key to my post-ride recovery. After each ride, I take a recovery drink with me into the shower, clean off and then put the ice wraps on while I cook and eat."-- Phil Gaimon, 24, rides for Kenda Pro Cycling