Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when nerves in the wrist become compressed, typically as a result of hyperextension or hyper inflection. As you will hear from the expert in this video, the best way to avoid compressing the nerves in your rest and developing this painful syndrome is to avoid scenarios where you are gripping for a prolonged amount of time. This might mean adjusting your office space or even avoiding certain activities that cause you to frequently take your wrist out of a neutral position.
If you do have carpal tunnel syndrome and are looking for ways to slow down its progression or reduce inflammation, then ask your doctor about wearing a wrist splint. He or she might also recommend taping the area after applying a non-steroidal medication in order to minimize pressure on the nerves.
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