Expert Dr Michael Chillemi

The Complete Herbal Guide / Expert Dr Michael Chillemi
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Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alter your work space (monitor/chair/desk height) to reduce the number and speed of movements. Insert 'micro-breaks' into a busy task. Combine breaks with stretching exercises of the wrist/hand/fingers. Use a wrist rest for the keyboard/mouse and headset when on the phone. Cut down on caffeine and smoking. Consider wearing a wrist splint if you need one. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common condition where the median nerve is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the wrist. One reason that it is so common is that many daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the fingers, hands, and arms, and the friction of the rapidly moving muscle tendons inside the tunnel results in swelling and compression of the nerve. So, can CTS really be prevented? There...