Carpal tunnel supports help treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that results in having symptoms of numbness and pain in the hands and fingers of the person. A pressure on a nerve in the wrist usually causes the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS. The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more common in women than in men. Studies show that one in 1000 people develops CTS every year. The pain in the wrist occurs in CTS when the median nerve is squeezed at the wrist. This median nerve provides sensation, feeling to parts of the hand. People suffering from this syndrome would usually complain of pain, numbness, burning sensation or tingling in their hands and fingers.
As the CTS are induced by nerve compression, any medical condition that creates swelling in the wrist could usually be one of the causes of carpal tunnel. This syndrome commonly occurs in persons having diabetes, hormonal conditions such as hypothyroidism, obesity and during pregnancy. General anatomy and body structure can also result in the development of CTS. The treatment for CTS depends upon the severity of the condition and the duration of the CTS. The popular non-surgical treatments in case of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome consists of wearing carpal tunnel supports in the form of the wrist splint and using corticosteroid injections.
The carpal tunnel support such as the D-Ring Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Brace Support helps to treat pain and discomfort caused by CTS, arthritis, tendonitis, and other wrist disorders. The D-Ring carpal tunnel wrist support made from a non-elastic material that does not restrict the circulation of the wrist. This type of carpal tunnel support restricts the wrist from unwanted flexion and extension while still allowing unobstructed motion of the thumb and the fingers. The other popular carpal tunnel supports is the Don Joy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Support that is well designed for improved wrist stabilization, which is supported by an aluminum stay. This support helps in immobilization of the wrist.
The main function of the above-mentioned supports is to keep the wrist straight and to alleviate the pressure on the median nerve in the capital tunnel. Relieving this pressure can over the time reduces and eliminates the pain and numbness associated with CTS. The majority of the carpal tunnel supports is secured through Velcro straps and contain splint that holds the wrist still. The material used in manufacturing these supports consists of material that is often lightweight and breathable. These supports are available in different colors but majority of them are typically black or beige. People suffering from CTS must ensure to wear the supports of correct size to ensure proper immobilization. Physicians or medical professionals usually recommend that patients wear these supports for up to ten weeks before the effectiveness of them is felt. There also exist supports that contain Bamboo Charcoal Technology that offers self-warming properties and unlike normal supports activate the body heat to bring restorative warmth to the muscles, cartilage and joints. The natural heat increases the blood circulation and helps in delivering the proteins, oxygen and other nutrients thereby helping in treating carpal tunnel syndrome.