Use Promo Code 2017SELFCARE to save 10% on this digital self care guide.
The carpal tunnel is located on the palm side of your wrist. Its main role is to protect the most important nerve to your hand and the nine tendons that help bend your fingers. When this nerve is compressed, it causes numbness, tingling and eventually hand weakness. Various factors can contribute to the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including the anatomy of your wrist, underlying health problems, and patterns of repetitive hand use.
Who Is Prone to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
People who sit at a computer and use a keyboard for an extended number of hours are at a higher risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; for example, typists or office clerks who deal with key entry.
Some other populations at risk are grocery line workers, packers in the meat and fish industry, musicians and mechanics; as their work entails gripping objects with their wrist bent. For the same reason hobbies such as gardening, needlework, golfing and canoeing may also cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Smoking has also been found to contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as it limits the blood flow to the median nerve.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more common in women than men. Studies in the UK have found that 3 in 100 men and 5 in 100 women suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at some point in their lives.
The NAT® Home Healing Program for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes a step by step fully illustrated guide to stretching; specific strengthening exercises; and trigger point therapy (massage).
When you use a NAT program, you can reach out to our support team any time for help and advice.
Our online support is manned by NAT® certified therapists and you will always receive a response with 24 hours.
Fast Download. 40 Pages.