Carpal Tunnel Prevention

January 11, 2012 by  
Filed under carpal tunnel

carpal tunnel prevention The best cure for any injury is to take precautions to prevent it from happening in the first place.  This holds true for carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS).  There are measures you can take quite easily to ensure you never have to suffer from this terrible disability.

So what are the best tips for carpal tunnel prevention so you don’t have to give up your job or take time off because of your injury?

Your first step in the prevention of carpal tunnel is to examine your workspace.  If you are like most people who spend upwards of 8 hours a day in front of a computer, this is where your investigation should start first.

If you are already suffering from this injury, you should explore carpal tunnel home treatment.  Otherwise, you may want to get yourself an ergonomic mouse.

In particular there one specific brand that you should consider.  The Evoluent VM4 Vertical Mouse
is a wireless mouse that has been specifically designed to help in the prevention of carpal tunnel and other repetitive strain injuries.  It is both Mac and PC compatible and a breeze to install to any computer.

Next I recommend you consider purchasing a cushion for your wrist that goes well with your mouse.  One particular brand you should consider is the IMAK Ergobeads Wrist Rest Cushion with Mouse Pad
.  The reason for this recommendation is that it was designed by an orthopedic surgeon specifically for individuals who spend hours in front of a computer, whether for pleasure, work or playing video games.

The IMAK mouse pad has been designed not only for carpal tunnel prevention but to also allow for smooth scrolling with minimal wrist stress or movement.  The beads inside the cushion allow the wrist pad to mold to the shape of your wrist and hand.  It gives you the relaxing feeling as if someone is massaging your wrist and hand as you work on your computer or play video games.

The third and final thing you can do to aid in the prevention of carpal tunnel is to perform carpal tunnel stretches throughout the day.  You don’t need any special exercise gadgets to perform these stretches.  In fact, if you do nothing but flick your fingers as if you are trying to flick water away, you are stretching the ligaments and tendons in your fingers and wrist!  Increasing the blood flow to any damaged ligaments, muscles or tendons provides oxygen and nutrients to help increase healing and recovery.

Preventing carpal tunnel has much more to do with common sense then waiting for injury to occur.  Always listen to your body, if you wrist and hand pain, the worst thing you can do is continue on with the activity that is causing the aggravation.  If not, you will only make your carpal tunnel worse and surgery could be in your future.

Of course strengthening the muscles and tendons in your wrist and hand is the best way to prevent carpal tunnel if you can’t quit your job or give the movements that is causing your hand/wrist pain.

Luckily there are simple, step-by-step techniques that you can implement at home to cure your carpal tunnel.  Follow the button below where you will discover a video that will teach easy-to-follow steps that you can implement right now at home for the prevention and treatment of carpal tunnel.

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