Self help tips for carpal tunnel syndrome??
Hello, my daughter is twenty eight years old. She is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Her symptoms include tingling, burning, or itching and numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb and index finger. Symptoms tend to emerge or get worse after using the affected hand. The sensation of tingling, burning, and pain worsen if the arm or hand has been in the same position for a long time. Please provide some self help tips.
@titiksha The following may help reduce discomfort: Resting the hand and wrist: The more rest the hand and wrist get, the greater the chance of relieving the symptoms. Cold compress: Placing an ice pack on the wrist may help when the problem flares up, but ice should not be applied ice directly onto the skin.
Controlling the triggers: If CTS stems from repetitive hand movements, the person should take breaks so the hand and wrist have time to rest and recover. Occupational therapy: A therapist can teach a person how to repetitive tasks differently. Wrist splints: These keep the wrist in the same position and prevent it from bending. They can be worn during sleep, but also during the day if they do not interfere with daily activities. Wrist splints are available over the counter at pharmacies. A doctor or pharmacist can advise about the best one to choose. Most patients with mild symptoms who follow these strategies will notice an improvement within 4 weeks.