May 26, 2014
Articles, exercise therapy, How to, Injuries
, Carpal tunnel syndrome
, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Kinesio Taping
, Kinesio Taping
, Why does it Happen?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition which science is still researching and learning about. Its main symptoms are pain and numbness in your wrist or fingers. This kind of numbness or pain mainly affects your thumb, index finger, long and radial half of the ring finger. Eventually, you will find a terrible pain running through your wrist and your grip will be very weak.
CTS usually occurs at night when you’re in a fixed sleeping position and don’t realise that it is effecting you until you awake up.
Why does it Happen?
The core reason for this pain or numbness effecting your hands is because of the median nerve is compressed which further leads to compression of your carpal tunnel in your wrist. The median nerve is a major nerve that runs through your arm and connects with your carpal tunnel. So the deeper question is why does this compression happen?
How often do you think about the complexities that might occur in the palms of your hands or souls of your feet? Do you take pain in your palms just as seriously as you would take pain in your chest region? Most would answer these questions with a no, because it’s a classic case of neglect as we sometimes feel that we need to live with some types of pain and not with others. While we worry about our vital organs, we tend to neglect some anomalies in body parts which we have come to consider as not-so-important. If you are experiencing burning, tingling pain in the palm region, don’t ignore it, because it might be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What is Carpal Tunnel?
The Carpal Tunnel is a small passage at the lower end of the palm, located at the base of the palmer side which connects the forearm to the deep plane of the palm. It consists of nine tendons and a median nerve which affect the overall functioning of the nerve. The nine tendons and the nerve found in the carpal tunnel are covered on three sides with bone and a ligament. The carpal tunnel is important because it envelops the median nerve which is responsible for sensation to the thumb, index finger, middle finger and partially to the ring finger.