Five Tips to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common upper extremity nerve injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist, which can be painful and reduce participation in daily activities. Usually, people experience this condition as pain, tingling, and numbness in the wrist and fingers. It’s best to use preventative measures to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Here are some simple tips to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

– Avoid repetitive movements in your wrist.

– Avoid prolonged duration of your wrist in a bent or extended position.

– Improve posture while seated on a computer with wrist at a neutral position.

– Avoid high force, pressure, and vibration of the wrist

– Take breaks!

Here at DPT, we can give you even more ideas to protect yourself against carpal tunnel syndrome and other similar conditions. We can also treat these conditions when they begin to interfere with your daily life. If pain persists and doesn’t seem to go away, just contact us for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment to begin treatment.

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