What is Carpal tunnel syndrome?
When you have a carpal tunnel syndrome on of the nerves is squeezed in the palmar canal of the hand where the nerve runs together with tendons from the flexors of the fingers. The conditions is most common among women from age 45 and older. It is also common during pregnancy.
Hormonal factors. Rheumatic diseases. Earlier wrist fractures.
Symptoms and treatment
Tingeling, prickling sensations and numbness in the thumb, index-, middle- andhalf of the ring finger.
Night splint to keep the wrist in a neutral position.
If the hand is swollen it should be hept high while resting.
An elastic wrist brace makes it easier to perform activities daytime.
A doctor should be contacted if a night splint has been used for more than three weeks, with remaining or increasing pain or if sensibility is reduced both day and night.