The tingling and numbness you have been ignoring for the last few months turns into a sharp, pain that shoots through your wrist, up your arm and possibly to your neck. The pain follows the nerve.
What happened? Well, you mean, other than repetitive motions that are imbalanced, and hours of typing on keyboards that are decades behind time in design, and …
You get the picture. No experience can be isolated to a single event and the pain you experience is almost never the consequence of an individual action. Remember this as we discuss carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is Carpal tunnel syndrome?
Pain is the result of traumatic interaction with a nerve. In this case, the surrounding tissue narrows and squeezes your meridian nerve that runs from your fingers through your palm and wrist on the way to your spinal column in your neck.
When your nerve is squeezed, you feel a variety of symptoms that radiates along the nerve. These symptoms range from numbness and tingling to loss of strength and pain.
The squeezing part is sometimes called entrapment that is a more visual description. Your meridian nerve is entrapped within its passageway.
To get relief, you need to release the pressure on the nerve.