Posted by: ugleepen | November 15, 2012

Do You Know These 5 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The carpal tunnel is a narrow space between the wrist bone and the fibrous tissue that supports the wrist joint. Threading through this tight space is the median nerve.

Repetitive tasks can cause stress to the area, producing swelling which in turn puts pressure on the median nerve, causing the discomfort associated with CTS.

Do you work at a computer all day? Are you a check out clerk in a busy supermarket? Are you retired and like to knit, or do woodworking?

Anyone can suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Know the symptoms, and you’ll be better prepared to recognize the condition and seek relief sooner.

5 Most Common Presenting Symptoms:

  • Difficulty grasping or holding objects
  • Dropping objects more than usual
  • Numbness that is worse at night or when you first get up in the morning
  • Weakness in the hands or arms in the morning
  • Trouble opening a lid on a jar or tightening a screw with a screwdriver

 Additional Symptoms:

  • Numbness, tingling or pain in your thumb, index or middle fingers
  • Numbness in your entire hand
  • Swelling and tightness in your hand
  • Pain that shoots from your hands up through your arm.

The first signs of symptoms can be mild, infrequent, and can improve with rest. However, if you notice any of these symptoms and they are lasting longer and causing higher degrees of discomfort, talk to your personal physician.

If you have CTS one of the things you don’t want to do is aggravate the condition when you are performing simple, everyday tasks. This includes grasping a pen and handwriting.

To reduce the stress and strain on your median nerve, use an ergonomic pen whenever you write. The UGLee Pen is scientifically designed to allow your hand, fingers, and wrist to relax during the writing process. A true comfort pen!

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