What Triggers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What Triggers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and How Can Our Brooklyn Orthopedist Help?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when too much pressure is being put on your median nerve. This places excess pressure on your wrists, where the nerve passes through to your palm. With carpal tunnel, inflammation and swelling can occur which can lead to pain, tingling, weakness, or even total numbness of the underside of your wrist and palm. If you’re experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, and require the assistance of a Brooklyn Orthopedist, we recommend contacting our staff at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov is an expert in treating this and other orthopedic related conditions. 

What Triggers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is unfortunately fairly common, but it can be prevented by taking certain precautionary measures. These are some of the conditions that may create excess pressure on the wrist, leading to carpal tunnel:

  • Trauma/fractures to the wrists.
  • Poor positioning of wrists while typing/lengthy periods of typing.
  • Overuse of vibrating power tools/hand tools.
  • Diabetes.
  • Thyroid issues.
  • High Blood Pressure.
  • Arthritis/Inflammatory conditions.
  • Obesity.

How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Most of the prevention tactics for carpal tunnel syndrome involve reducing the amount of pressure placed on your wrists. These are some small strategies to prevent the pain from carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Take typing/writing breaks: If your job entails lots of typing or handwriting, make sure you take small breaks periodically and stretch out your hands and wrists.
  • Adjust your form: Type gently rather than forcefully hitting the keyboard. Try typing without your wrists pressed against the keyboard or desk while also avoiding over-arching the wrist.
  • Adjust your posture: Try not to roll your shoulders forward or increase the pressure on your shoulders, as this can in turn add pressure to your wrists.

Treatment From A Brooklyn Orthopedist

If your doctor concludes that you have carpal tunnel syndrome, there are ways that you’re able to treat and manage this condition. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we can treat you with the help of our expert Brooklyn Orthopedist. Treatment varies depending on individual cases, but our doctors will often advise you on small habits to change in your daily life. They may also give you wrist splints, a pain medication, or at times, steroid injections. Sometimes carpal tunnel may be the sign of an underlying illness, and it can sometimes require surgery.  Don’t go undiagnosed! Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation has three locations in New York to help treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. For more information, give us a call, or visit our website to make an appointment today! 

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