Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the narrow space in the wrist that is surround by bone and ligament becomes compressed.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the wrist and hand, causing tingling and numbness that can make simple tasks hard to do. At first, symptoms may wake you up at night, but then they will occur during your daily routines. Your symptoms may become more severe over time.

Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Often, repetitive routines as common as clicking a mouse at work can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is important to make sure your workspace is designed to be ergonomic, meaning that it fits your body and the particular needs of your job.

Certain diseases, including diabetes, arthritis and obesity can also cause and aggravate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A healthy diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well as lessen its impact on your daily life

Healing at St. Dominic’s

For the safest healing of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you should limit hand and wrist use and keep your hand raised above heart level to reduce swelling.

St. Dominic's certified hand therapists can show you hand exercises that will help you ease your wrist and hand back into action. We can also provide you with expert advice about how to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by changing your work habits.

Contact a St. Dominic’s hand therapist today for an evaluation and to begin a treatment program.