How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
posted: Apr. 11, 2023.
Dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome can be extremely painful and you might find that it’s difficult to use your hands regularly without experiencing pain or discomfort. When carpal tunnel syndrome sets in, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to reduce your pain so that you can still function throughout the day. There are also ways that you can prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from happening in the first place. Dr. Pedro Loredo III at Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, and serving Dallas, TX, can explain how you can prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and avoid the pain.
Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel occurs when you have repetitive hand movements or an injury. This condition is extremely common when working at a computer all day because of the repetitive motions of typing on a keyboard. Instead of continuing these repetitive motions and putting yourself at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Your hand specialist in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, and serving Dallas, TX, can explain what you can do to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from developing.
It’s important to try and alternate between your activities so that you aren’t straining your hands and wrists for hours at a time. You should take a break and stretch your hands and wrist out throughout the day. It can also be helpful to make sure that your forearms are level with your work surface as you type so that you’re not adding extra stress to your hands.
If you find that when you wake up in the morning, you deal with numbness or tingling in your hands, your doctor might recommend wearing a splint to keep your wrists straight while you sleep.
Contact Your Hand Specialist Today!
Find out how you can prevent carpal tunnel syndrome! Contact Dr. Pedro Loredo III at Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, Farmers Branch, and Richardson, TX, and serving Dallas, TX, to learn more about preventing carpal tunnel syndrome. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (972) 939-4974.