The tips below can help prevent carpel tunnel syndrome, as well as alleviate the pain caused by it.
Watching how you sleep is a good way to notice is your wrists are placed while you are sleeping.
You can catch carpal tunnel syndrome before it reaches its full affected by making sure the inside of your wrists are facing the ceiling instead of in a bent position. This will help keep the pressure off.
Switching up tasks so the body doesn’t have one particular strain is a good suggestion as well. Instead of using the pressure from your wrist to grab or pick up objects, try to use the entire hand. Make sure you are practicing good posture at a desk with a straight back and feet completely flat on the floor. Take breaks to move your hands around or simply rest them.
If the weather is cold, wear gloves and make sure your hands are never too cold in any environment. Some habits to change can include drinking caffeinated drinks and smoking, since both restrict the way blood reaches your hands.
Practicing a warm up routine for your wrists can greatly help reduce the chances of carpel tunnel syndrome.
Imagine you are doing a push up while sitting or standing up right by simply holding your hands out in front of you with palms facing foreword. Hold this position for five counts.
Move and rotate your fingers and wrists. Make your fists bend until there is a slight strain and hold for five counts. Clench both hands.
These exercises can be repeated as many times as you like, especially during breaks (which should take place once an hour), and should be finished by shaking out your arms as they hang.