The wrist is a fantastic and intricate work of art. It is what connects the hand to the forearm. It is controlled by muscles and tendons that allow our hand to open, close and move in fine detail. The wrist has eight carpal bones and five metacarpal bones. Because the wrist is in constant motion and under stress, it can become sore and swollen. Making daily activity uncomfortable or in some cases impossible. Wrist pain can come from several factors and should be addressed with a doctor.
Have you ever had a tingling sensation or numbness in your hands? It may be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that appears with repetitive movement of the wrist and hands. Examples of those at risk for developing this condition are office workers, people in construction and assembly plant workers. The condition occurs when the ligament thickens and puts pressure on the median nerve which runs from the arm into the wrist's carpal tunnel and the hand. The nerve gets pinched, and blood is cut off from the hand.
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