Posted by mtwinkle on September 20, 2007
From past few days, I m feeling some pain in my right arm – from right portion of the head to all the way to the right hand as well as a bit on right leg. Seems like my whole right body is affected by the same.
I tried some exercises but no help..I googled and found this info:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
“The condition simply means that there is a compression of the median nerve in the hand. This squeezing can occur because of the narrowed canals or because of tendons running through the same route increase in size.”
It can cause a burning or stinging feeling in fingers and thumb, numbness, difficulties in gripping the objects and weakness in the hand.
Prop up your arm with pillows when you lie down.
Avoid bending your wrists down for long periods.
Don’t sit or stand in the same position all day.
Some other things to do:
Every 1/2 hour, take your eyes off your computer screen and gaze into the far distance. Drink a glass of water.
Stretch before you go to sleep at night.
Some easy wrist exercises:
1. Carpal tunnel exercise for Wrist is that, first make a loose fist with your right hand, then keep the palm in upward position and after that use the left hand to press it gently down against the clenched hand. Now resist the force of the left hand with the closed right hand for five seconds, but be sure that the wrist is kept straight. After that turn the right hand fist palm downwards and press it against the knuckles with the left hand for five seconds and after that finally, turn the right palm in such a way that the thumb-side of the fist is up and press down again for five seconds. After this repeat the same process with the left hand.
2. Draw clockwise circles in air with the tips of second and third fingers, which are kept up and close together.
3. Hold a hand straight up next to the shoulder with fingers together and palm facing outward, somewhat like a shoulder-high salute position. After that, bend the hand backward with the fingers still held together with the help of another hand and hold it for five seconds. After that open the fingers and thumb with the hand being in the same bent back position and hold it for five seconds. Now repeat the same process with another hand.