Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that can affect one of both of your hands. It is caused by pressure being exerted on your median nerve in your wrist. Symptoms include pain or tingling in your fingers, with some people experiencing pain in their arm between their elbow and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically diagnosed in adults aged 30 through 60. It is estimated that women are three times as likely as men to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and How Common Is It?
Studies have shown that about 1 in 1000 people in the workforce experience carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, activities such as repetitive tasks and poor wrist posture can lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. Also, excess vibration, increased hand force and repetition increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.People with occupations in the skilled trades, administrative, and secretarial industries are most at-risk. People who make a large number of keystrokes per year are also at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Can a Carpal Tunnel Stabilizer Brace Reduce Symptoms and Pain?
Available in difference sizes and weighing just 0.4 kg, Synergy’s Carpal Tunnel Stabilizer Brace is an ideal brace for carpal tunnel syndrome, weak or injured wrists, and tendon contractual issues. Some of its features and benefits include:
- Metal spoon palm and wrist splints with padding for complete support.
- Helps relieve pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Adjustable Velcro closures with ventilated elastic wrap.
- Promotes blood circulation.
- Reduces muscle tension.
- Alleviates pain.
- Reduces swelling.
- Increases mobility.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Early and Consistently Is Key
Once diagnosed, a wrist and hand support such as Synergy’s Carpal Tunnel Stabilizer Brace is your key to not only pain reduction but also recovery. While it might seem intuitive to wear your brace during the workday, it is also important to keep it in place overnight. That is because most people bend their wrists when they sleep, which tends to aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome. Studies have shown that people wearing a brace during the day tend to see measurable improvements in their condition in as little as six weeks, with those wearing their braces while they sleep as well as during the day experience results sooner.
Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Workers and employers can take several steps to help people avoid developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Proper posture is the easiest form of prevention, and costs nothing. Maintaining a neutral wrist position in which your hand is in line with your wrist is your best defence against carpal tunnel syndrome.Job rotation, taking regular breaks and wearing fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm and flexible can also aid in the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome.
What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Initial symptoms may be experienced at night or first thing in the morning. Your thumb and first three fingers may feel as if they have “gone to sleep”.Weakness in your hand is another symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome, as is swelling or redness in your hand.You best option is to see a doctor for diagnosis and wear a wrist support such as Synergy’s Carpal Tunnel Stabilizer Brace.
Call or contact Synergy for more information about a carpal tunnel syndrome brace that is right for you.