Sumary of What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Is COVID-19 Work From Home Increasing The Risk?:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition caused when the median nerve, a branch of the nerves that supply most of the superficial and deep flexors in the forearm, thenar and lumbrical muscles, gets compressed when passing to the hand.
- It is the median nerve that effectuates the ability to feel to your index finger, thumb, long finger and part of the ring finger and supplies the impulse, which then passes onto the thumb.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm.
- In most cases, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time and can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms such as immobility.
- Some of the first signs of carpal tunnel syndrome are that your hand may fall asleep too often, making it difficult to hold things .
- Gender: Women are three times more likely to have carpal tunnel syndrome than men.
- Age: The condition is commonly diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 60. Lifestyle: Certain lifestyle factors and habits such as high salt intake, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and a high body mass index (BMI) can increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Occupation: Jobs that require repetitive wrist movement such as construction work, manufacturing and works that require keyboard works also increase the risk .