6 Facts About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome You Should Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects millions, causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the fingers or hands. With increasing reliance on computers and devices, understanding CTS is more important than ever. Here are six essential facts about CTS:

1. It’s Not Just Computer-Related

CTS isn’t solely linked to computer use. Repetitive hand movements, wrist injuries, and conditions like diabetes also contribute. Learn more.

2. Women Are More Susceptible

Women are three times more likely to develop CTS due to hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy.

3. Diagnosis Requires Multiple Tests

Diagnosis involves symptom history, physical exams, and sometimes nerve conduction studies. Early diagnosis prevents long-term median nerve damage.

4. Non-Surgical Treatments Exist

Wrist splints, corticosteroid injections, and ergonomic adjustments can relieve symptoms without surgery.

5. Surgical Intervention Is Highly Effective

Carpal tunnel release surgery has a high success rate when conservative treatments fail. Post-operative care is crucial.

6. It Can Be Prevented

Preventive measures include ergonomic adjustments, regular breaks, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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