Omaha Carpal Tunnel
Omaha Orthopedic provides useful information about Omaha Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including symptoms, risks, preventive steps and what you can do to cure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Omaha Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway about the size of your finger located on the palm side of your wrist. The carpal tunnel protects the median nerve and nine tendons that allow your fingers to bend. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and the first three fingers. It does not control feeling in the little finger.
How does a person develop Omaha Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Anything that causes the median nerve in the carpal tunnel space to be pinched, crowded, compressed or irritated can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In many cases there is not one single cause but a combination of risk factors that contributed to the development of CTS.
Omaha Carpal Tunnel Prevention Information
How does a person prevent developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Although there is no sure proof way of preventing the development of CTS, you can decrease or minimize stress on your hands and wrists by taking the following precautions: use the least amount of force necessary when grasping, give your hands and wrists frequent breaks from tasks, do gentle stretches of your hands and wrists periodically, alternate tasks when possible, use correct body posture when at a desk typing, avoid wrist flexion and keep your hands warm. Learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Omaha, Ne.