Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very confusing health challenge for patients. There are many different factors that can cause and aggravate CTS and CTS-like symptoms. Some of them are explained in today’s video. Carpal tunnel syndromecan effect many people from all walks of life. Lets first discuss the most overlooked causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Pregnancy can cause a temporary Carpal tunnel syndrome. With pregnancy comes inflammation and weight gain. Weight gain and excess fluid can decrease the size of the tunnel where the median nerve travels. The median nerve originates from the lower neck. It is formed by the c4,c5 c6 nerves. These nerves come together to form a super nerve. this super nerve travels out the neck into the shoulder past the elbow through the wrist and into the fingers. If inflammation persists into the wrist tunnel it can compress the sensitive median nerve. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling. The issue can become so bad that suffers can even lose grip strength. Other issues can cause inflammation. Medications over the counter and prescription and cause fluid retention. the fluid retention caused by the medication can cause symptoms of Carpal tunnel syndrome. Discuss your medications with your primary doctor.