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Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is pressure on the median nerve in the wrist’s carpal tunnel. As pressure increases, symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and weakness worsen. Performing exercises regularly can help restore some function to the affected wrist and alleviate some of the effects.

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1. Preparing for Exercise

While these exercises will place some pressure on the hand, wrist, and forearm, they should not hurt. Before performing movements for wrist issues, consult with a doctor or physical therapist to ensure you're doing them correctly and not exacerbating the problem. Additionally, it can help to apply heat to the hand before performing each exerciset and use an ice pack afterward. Doing this helps prevent both inflammation and injury.

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