Carpel Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed. The median nerve travels from the neck down the arm to the fingers. The carpal tunnel is a passageway protecting the median nerve and flexor tendons.
When pressure is put on the carpal tunnel, the median nerve becomes overcrowded and can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling sensation throughout the hand. While this condition is most commonly caused by repetitive hand use, other cases result from heredity, pregnancy, or other debilitating condition like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
If you are currently living with CTS, consider the following options for pain management: –
- Take frequent breaks to let your wrist rest at work
- Talk to your manager about workplace ergonomics: – the IMAK ERGO and RSI range has Mouse Wrist Cushions, Keyboard Wrist Cushions, Back Rest and Smart Gloves with or without thumb and much more to help and support your own wellbeing.
It is very important to have an ergonomic, supportive, comfortable, and functional workspace, especially if your work involves extended periods of sitting at your desk and or typing.
To avoid tendinitis and carpel tunnel syndrome, the simple solution is correct alignment of your fingers, hands, and forearm. Don’t let this condition keep you from carrying on your daily routine, try one of the IMAK ERGO or RSI products.
The IMAK SmartGlove has been designed by an orthopaedic surgeon to help prevent and relieve wrist pain associated with CTS, RSI, arthritis, and tendonitis by encouraging proper hand and wrist position. The SmartGlove has also earned the Arthritis Foundation’s ‘Ease of Use’ Commendation for its design.
The IMAK SmartGlove’s features flexible support splint’s, washable, breathable cotton material for all day comfort; and a massaging ergoBeads pad under the wrist, which cushions and improves circulation.
For more information on our full range of ergonomic products, watch out for our next blog on our IMAK ERGO range….