Wrist and Hand related pages:
CARPAL TUNNEL PAIN?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is more common in manual workers, especially with jobs involving a lot of wrist movement, so overuse of the hand may be a factor.
The following are all associated with CTS: pregnancy, obesity, an underactive thyroid, diabetes and the menopause.
Avoiding Wrist and Hand Pain
- Avoid over-use of your wrist by excessive squeezing, gripping or wringing.
- If Carpal Tunnel Syndrome was caused by a work-related or sporting activity then reducing or modifying these can help settle symptoms. Losing weight may also be helpful if you are overweight.
- For more information about maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle download our leaflets opposite.