What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
There you are, working busily at your computer, trying hard to
ignore the horrible tingling numbness in your hand and wrist
that you've been suffering with for months.
Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through your wrist and right up
your arm. You know this isn’t just a cramp! But did you know it’s most likely
you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused
by compression of nerves in your wrist?
Why Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome So Painful?
Doctors tell us that carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by
compression of a key nerve in the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs
when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm down into the palm
of your hand, becomes squeezed at your wrist. The median nerve controls
sensations to the palm side of your thumb and fingers, although not
including your little finger, as well as impulses to some small muscles in
your hand which assists you to move your fingers and thumb.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid tube of ligament and bones at the base
of your hand which houses the median nerve and tendons. If thickening
from irritated tendons or other swelling from injury narrows this tunnel then
it may cause the median nerve to be compressed, causing pain.
What Are The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms generally start slowly with feelings of
pain, muscle weakness and numbness in one or both of your hands and
wrist, which can also radiate up your arms. When symptoms begin to
become worse, you may feel a tingling sensation during the day with
decreased grip strength which might make it difficult to form a fist, grasp
things or perform some manual tasks. Your hands can feel sore and tired
when you awaken in the morning. Although hand and wrist pain can
indicate a number of different medical conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome
is often the most likely entrapment neuropathy in which your peripheral
nerves are compressed or damaged.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
For many people who suffer with carpal tunnel, no exact cause of the
syndrome can be easily found. Doctors believe that most likely carpal
tunnel syndrome is due to a congenital predisposition where the size of the
carpal tunnel is smaller in some people than in others. We know the risk of
developing carpal tunnel syndrome is more likely in people who carry out
repetitive work tasks, such as typing for long periods of time without
sufficient rest periods. Carpal tunnel syndrome can sometimes occur with
pregnancy or diseases, including diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
How Can I Treat My Carpal Tunnel Pain?
While carpal tunnel surgery is one option to help ease the painful
sensations caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, many sufferers find their
pain can re-occur as well as having scar tissue remain following the
Increasingly, patients are finding relief from their carpal symptoms with
Thermomedic carpal tunnel therapy gloves. Non-invasive far infrared
Therapy Gloves and Palm Supports are recommended by physiotherapists
to help ease pain, soothe the sensations of burning and improve
circulation to help reduce inflammation and swelling to the wrist area.
Effective relief and styled for good looks, Thermomedic gloves give you
the comfort and freedom of movement for everyday tasks!
What Are The Best Therapy Gloves For Carpal Tunnel
Thermomedic patented therapy gloves have a specially designed,
compressive wrist band to help gently support wrist movement without the
need to resort to restrictive arm bracing. Thermomedic’s carpal tunnel
gloves assist you to modify your hand and wrist movement to prevent re-
occurrence of your carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, behaviour modification
is the key to preventing carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as RSI and other
painful wrist injuries.
Our unique non-medicated bio-ceramic fibres used to make Thermomedic
therapy gloves offer gentle, soothing thermal healing to enhance
circulation for faster pain relief. Thermomedic's special knit construction
gently supports your hand and wrist for better therapeutic benefit, so while
many try to copy our glove we are still the best carpal tunnel relief glove
available. Our customers tell us so!
Further, Thermomedics therapy gloves are recommended by leading
therapists around the world to help naturally treat your carpal pain.
Thermomedic therapy gloves with far infrared, the wise choice to help ease
the morning hand soreness that can be a symptom of carpal tunnel.
Safe for even long term treatment, Thermomedic therapy gloves are non-
medicated so there is no risk of unpleasant side-effects or skin problems.
You can wear your Thermomedic therapy gloves with complete peace of
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