Learn about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the associated symptoms, and the possible methods of treatment.
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Hi I am Josh Mann of the Correspondents and today I will be discussing carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an in giving to a series of symptoms that arise from increasing pressure on nerve in the wrists. This increase in pressure can result from everyday activity including excessive typing, simply line work or pretty much anything where your wrist is actively engaged. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and wrists and can eventually worsen to inability to make a fist or tingling in your hands. These symptoms can be alleviated typically by reducing the stress on your wrist for a couple of weeks coupled with wearing a brace so that your wrist stay straight and you avoid the bending and twisting. However, if these symptoms persist for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you get a surgery. However, it is comforting to know that the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is quick, safe and there are very rarely recurrences of carpal tunnel syndrome thereafter. If you actively use your wrists frequently, you can prevent your chances pf getting carpal tunnel syndrome by performing stretching exercises to condition your wrists, as well as that wearing a brace to make sure that your wrists stay straight whole you are performing these active tasks with your wrists.