Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Associate Professor Ahmet İnanır gave important information on the subject. Carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs due to constantly performing the same movements, can even make it difficult to do daily work. Especially spending too much time on the computer can cause neck hernia, lumbar hernia, fibromyalgia, neck flattening, waist flattening, Ulnar Tunnel, Cubital tunnel and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. can trigger… What are the Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed? What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment?
carpal tunnel syndrome; It is a disease that occurs as a result of the compression of the nerve passing through the wrist in the channel through which it passes. The median nerve, which is one of the most important organs in the body and the largest nerve of our hand, can be exposed to high pressures in the anatomical structure known as the carpal tunnel at the wrist level during its course towards the fingers. This increased pressure can lead to median nerve damage, which may lead to a decrease and loss of finger sensation and thumb movements over time.
The carpal tunnel consists of a tunnel-like structure located in the palm of the hand, located on the anterior surface of the wrist, roofed by the wrist bones, formed by a thick ligament called the transverse carpal ligament, and an open-ended tunnel through which the tendons and median nerve pass.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes permanent damage to the hand if left untreated, is seen in 20 out of 1 people and occurs more frequently in women between 45 and 60 years of age. It is very common especially in desk workers and it is a disorder that can occur during pregnancy as well.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms include; It is the tingling, numbness, burning-like sensations seen especially in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and the half of the ring finger facing the middle finger, which receive the sensation of the median nerve. Rarely, complaints such as wrist pain and decreased grip strength can be seen.
What are the Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Doing things or making a behavior that constantly keeps the wrist facing the palm, diabetes, thyroid diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and obesity can be counted among the causes.
How is the diagnosis made?
Diagnosis is made by examination, but in some cases ultrasonography, MRI, EMG are required.
What is the treatment?
Neural therapy, prolotherapy, steroid therapy, manual therapy, kinesiology taping, exercise, education, cupping therapy, stimulation treatments can be used in treatment, and surgical treatment should be considered in rare cases that do not respond.