Recently, the thumb and index finger of my right hand are a little numb. At first, like most people, I hope the problem will be resolved automatically. Eventually I had to see an orthopedic doctor, who diagnosed me with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common occupational disorder that occurs mainly in those who regularly use computers, cell phones, or other similar devices. It results from strain and prolonged use of the wrist and compression of the structures associated with the blood vessels, nerves, and muscles within the carpal tunnel.
Symptoms often include wrist pain, numbness, tingling, and a strong twitching sensation. If left untreated, these symptoms can persist and worsen, causing pain in the fingers, arms, or even the shoulder.
Prevention and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome include avoiding prolonged use of equipment, changing work posture and using wrist braces. Physical therapy and surgery are also viable options, but in most cases, work habits and lifestyle changes are the most effective.
Fun fact, carpal tunnel syndrome was first observed and named by doctors in 1985, and it is caused by prolonged use of computers and other digital devices. Hence the name “digital pain”. Now, with the proliferation of smartphones and other portable devices, the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome is on the rise.
In short, carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease that can be prevented and treated by changing work habits and lifestyles, but if it is ignored, it may have a great impact on life and work. Therefore, we should pay attention to protecting our wrists, avoid using the device for a long time, and seek medical help in time when symptoms appear.
Additionally, a new solution is the use of smart gloves that can help improve hand posture, reduce wrist stress, and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from developing.
So, let’s protect our wrists and enjoy digital convenience without unnecessary pain in the modern world.
Eating health products can help prevent and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome, but it should be used under the guidance of a doctor. Some common supplements include:
- Egg Shell Membrane Capsule: is a health supplement containing natural ingredients thought to help relieve joint pain and improve joint function
- Vitamin B6: Helps relieve pain and improve hand movement.
- Calcium: Helps strengthen bones and protect joints.
- Biotin: May help repair soft tissue damage.
In addition to supplements, it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet, and avoid prolonged wrist use.