What is Carpal tunnel syndrome? And ways to prevent it

CTS is caused by the repeated motion of the wrist , as well as wrong positioning of the wrists while using your keyboard or mouse.

A painful, progressive condition, it occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed.

Beginning with pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb and the two fingers next to it.

As the condition progresses it may affect the rest of the hand and the forearm.

How you can prevent it

  • When sitting at a desk for many hours a day, make sure your arms are supported by your desk at a right angle by adjusting your chair.
  • Take breaks from work to relax your muscles.
  • Allow your hands to fall loose at your sides while you are reading on a computer.
  • Stretching exercises geared towards keeping the wrists supple, relax the muscles and the nerves facilitating circulation.
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