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Carpal tunnel syndrome in the Left upper limb: This is what you can d

About


The ligaments that constitute of the carpal tunnel, from the arm to the hand get swollen and irritated in carpal tunnel syndrome.


It affects about 2.7% of the general population [1].


- It requires a proper medical diagnosis
- Lab tests and imaging might be required
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner
- Surgery might be required in some situations



Carpal tunnel syndrome in the Left upper limb is more common in women than in men and the ages affected include individuals aged around 40-50 years.


Symptoms:


People can experience:
- Sharp pain in the hand, forearm or the upper arm extending to the elbow
- Stiffness in the wrist
- Tingling, burning or numbing sensations in the hand
- Cramping of the hands
- Inability to make a fist
- The clumsiness of the hand
- Dull aching pain
- Dry skin around the upper limb
- The feeling of swelling even if it is not visible
- Decoloration
- Problems with finer movements in the finger
- A weakened grip


Treatment


Self Care: Wearing splints on the wrist, stay warm, stretching, elevating the upper limb as much as possible are some ways to help with the pain.


Medications: To help subdue the symptoms, steroids, non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs should be taken.


Specialists: To make the pain subside, it is important to consult a professional who can properly diagnose and treat the ailment. mfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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