Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief

Not long after delivering her first baby, my sister in law suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Because of this syndrome, she had to give up her hobbies, which were knitting and crocheting. She was even having problems carrying her newborn baby.

According to my mother in law, the reason my sister in law got this carpal tunnel syndrome was because during her confinement month (first month after giving birth), she didn’t take care of herself very well. In Chinese culture, the first month after giving birth is a very critical period for women, because after delivery our body is weak and prone to sickness. The Chinese believe that during the confinement period if a woman get sick, it is very difficult to recover from the sickness.

I am not sure whether my mother in law reasoning is correct or not, but Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by many things. One possible cause is overuse of the upper extremities in jobs that require repetitive use or unnatural positions of the hands. Lack of exercise, smoking and weight problems can also predispose one to carpal tunnel problems. Conditions such as pregnancy, thyroid disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and deformity or swelling of the wrist due to trauma can also contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Most cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome have no single identifiable cause.

Treatment depends on the severity and cause of the condition. In the early stages of a job related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, changing the work activities may be all that is required. More persistent or progressive cases may require surgery.

Another method for carpal tunnel relief is using IMAK® SmartGlove®. The IMAK wrist/carpal tunnel solutions are designed by experts in orthopedic industry with the the following key benefits:

- Helps prevent and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome
- Increases comfort and circulation
- Ensures ergonomically correct wrist position
- Cushions and protects the underside of the wrist, including the pisiform bone
- Reversible to fit left or right hand


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