What do you do to make it less painful?Answer Question
Answer by momofalltrades at 11:22 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by msmamakatie at 11:31 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by mamateresa7 at 11:54 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by Rota at 7:59 AM on May. 30, 2011
CTS is caused by pressure on the median nerve & tendons in the carpal tunnel, at the wrist. It is often the result of a combination of factors. Most likely the disorder is due to a congenital predisposition - the CT is simply smaller in some people than in others. Other contributing factors include an injury to the wrist that causes swelling; over-activity of the pituitary gland; hypothyroidism; rheumatoid arthritis; mechanical problems in the wrist joint; work stress; repeated use of vibrating hand tools; fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause; or the development of a cyst, tumor or mineral deposit in the canal. In some cases no cause can be identified.
STRETCHING SHOULD NEVER BE PAINFUL and may not fix the problem. You need to find the cause first... An ortho can help Dx, you can start with PT & a rigid brace, cortisone injection, then surgery if all else fails.
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:23 AM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by DDWay at 12:52 AM on May. 31, 2011
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