Saturday, August 3, 2019

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on The Left Wrist, Based on My Experience

CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) disease is wrist pain because the nerves are depressed and cause symptoms of pain, numbness and parasthesia. Parasthesia -> tingling or burning (source: wikipedia).

There are several roots causes of CTS:
1. Heredity Factor
2. Woman are more likely to suffer from CTS than men because of:
- Woman has smaller carpal passage than men
- Pregnant woman at are risk of getting CTS due to hormonal changes
3. Certain diseases: diabetes, gout, hypothyroidism, obesity, and kidney failure
4. Wrist injuries, such as: dislocations, join dislocations, and bone fractures
5. Repeated severe activity involving the wrist, such as:
- Lift the barbell with a heavy load
- Playing musical instrument
- Knitting
- Using chainsaw
- Selfie and wefie (wrist often bend inward)
6. Certain profession, such as: tailors, cashiers, barber, packaging workers, endless typing work, and athlete (for example: goalkeeper)
7. Wrong eating/drinking patterns, such as:
- Excess vitamin B6 causes irritation to the nerves
- Efficiency vitamin B6 causes tingling
- Eat too much food that is too salty
- Foods and drinks that are high in purine cause gout which can eventually aggravate CTS
- Junk food and fried foods
- Drinks that are too sweet and carbonated
- Other unhealthy food and drink
(Source: https://www.aladokter.com & DA Kartikasari at unimus.ac.id)

I have had CTS on my left wrist a few years ago. Pain, weakness, and swelling on my left wrist occur for a month (relapse)😱. Strangely enough, my right wrist was fine after being overburdened by repeated heavy activity.
My Left Wrist Look Swollen and I Feel Difficult, Weak, Vibrate (Tremor Symptom), and Painful to Just Open The Door Due to CTS Disease. Source: My Photo
According to a doctor, the main cause was severe recurrent activity. I finally realized the root of the problem, which was heavy exercise involving the wrist. For example used barbells and handgrips.

Specificially for the use of handgrip, I used it routenly according to instructions on the internet, namely each hand holding 10 times then resting and holding exercises hold 5 seconds then released (so it continues to ache). At first, just enjoy it, but the problem then arises when it's been 2 weeks, suddenly my left wrist was weak, stiff, painful, and tremors arise. In fact, to open the door, cut the nails, and shift the gears of the car. The feeling of pain gets worse when the dawn was cold, which makes my sleep disturbed.

Wise to Use The Handgrip. It is Effective to Train The Wrist Muscles, but If It Feels Uncomfortable and Causes Pain, Stop Immediately or The Wrist is in Danger. Source: My Own Photo
Beside that, history of gout from a large family of fathers, poor eating/drinking patterns, and obesity can make things worse and make recovery time longer. So, there are many factors that cause CTS to worsen.

The Solutions:
 1. The doctor gave some medicine and vitamin: 
- Potaflam 50 (Diclofenac Sodium)
- Voltadex ointment
- Vitamin B12
2. Rest your wrists in pain until recovered
3. Limit the use of salt 
4. Soak warm water mixed with salt for the affected part by CTS in a few minutes, can also be for gout
5. Compress the affected part by CTS with ice in a few minutes, can also be for gout
6. Avoid foods or drinks that are high in purine. To neutralize it, I ate banana, dates, tomato (but tomato seeds must be discarded), watermelon, apple, orange, and strawberry. Then, I drinked plain green tea and honey. Finally, I also take herbal medicines like Habbatussauda. Taking herbal medicines should not be concurrent with medical drugs, there must be a distance of several hours. For example: I take medical drugs at 8 am, so I can only take herbal medicines at 11 am. If in a doubt, it's best to consult a doctor
7. Used wrist splint. This tool was very effective in reducing pain, especially at night, so it will not interfere with sleep. Beside that, this tool speeds up recovery


I Used Wrist Splint On My Left Wrist Which was Affected by CTS
8. Therapy using thorny rubbers balls (by holding it)
This Therapy was Effective to Speeds Up Recovery and Train The Wrist Muscles
9. Proper eating and drinking patterns
10. Drink water at least 8 glasses a day
11. Sleep quality 7-8 hours a day
12. Bask in the morning (until 9 am) to strengthen the joints & bones
13. Make it habit to warm up before exercising
14.  Positive thinking and pray for health😇.

So this article was made, I apologize if there are shortcomings, and please give me a positive feedback. 

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53 comments:

  1. Geçmiş olsun... Sağlık en önemli unsur hayatta...

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    1. Kabul ediyorum, sağlık para ile aynı fikirde olamamaktan daha önemli. Bloguma uğradığın ve ilk yoruma saygı duyduğun için teşekkür ederim..

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  2. One of my friend need carpal tunnel surgery to fix her median nerve. She said, the syndrome might caused by carrying her "heavy" camera for a long traveling.

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    1. I think if it is operated on it is chronic. that's because it's not detected early on. I hope she recovers quickly & carefully picks things up using wrists. Thx for sharing

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  3. Interesting post, I learned a lot!

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    1. Thanks. I hope you are always healthy, especially your wrist

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  4. Good to know these things.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  5. thank you for sharing...
    I got knew knowledge by reading your post

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  6. Really interesting. Thanks for your detailed review! :)

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  7. So when you are working and your task are being made you must sit every days for longer, it will being weird, potentianlly twist pain.

    Yes it does when you are not sitting following ergonomic.

    What is very bad here is when you have heredity threaten

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    1. I agree, the problem of an uncomfortable chair also causes other health problems, including back pain, even to the point of affecting fertility. Not to mention typing too often using a computer is not good for the wrist & eyes too. The good is detected early & consulted a doctor. Thx for sharing

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  8. Very interesting article.
    I also have problems with my left wrist and now wear a brace after being cast three times a month.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you for your attention and sharing. The key is indeed when the wrist hurts must be totally rested to recover

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  9. Helpful tips to regarding CTS. I always stop doing an activity when I feel discomfort. Luckily my work has so many different tasks that I can switch to something else.

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    1. Yes, I agree. If after adequate rest, the wrist still hurts and continues the next day, it must be treated immediately. Thx for sharing..

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  10. So, eat too much food that is too salty can trigger CTS

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    1. yes, of course, it also causes dizziness, obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. Thx for sharing

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  11. I hope your CTS gets better and I appreciate all of the information.

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    1. thank you for your prayers and support. Now I am recovering and I have lost weight. Hope you are always healthy too. Thx for your attention

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  12. orang muda pun boleh menghidap CTS?

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    1. Ya, sekarang banyak yang masih muda mulai dari atlet, pekerja berat, dan yang suka mengetik komputer, terserang penyakit yang menyerang secara diam-diam ini. Intinya memang harus bisa mengukur diri dan tidak berlebihan menggunakan pergelangan tangan. Thx

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  13. You put together a great article, well documented and well written. I have some friends that have this problem, they do an office job and it was told to them that the use of the mouse was one of the factors. Many years ago when I was a student and I had similar symptoms doctors tought I might have it too but in the end it turned out to be something bigger and complicated...
    Wish everyone to find the right way to cope with this...

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    1. Office work such as typing and using a mouse in front of a computer screen continuously can cause cts. I think it must be noted by the company. Rest when tired and achy is the best choice, do not force it. If after adequate rest, the wrist still hurts and continues the next day, it must be treated immediately. Thx for sharing on my blog

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  14. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. I like yours and I follow you now. :-) By the way, very interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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  15. ! Gracias por la información! Me encantaría verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

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    1. Gracias por su atención, demos comentarios positivos sobre el progreso de nuestro blog..

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  16. Nice info. The chatasteristics of CTS is tremor, painful, and weakness in the wrist

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  17. Se ven estupendos estos posts ! Espero tu opinión en mi última selección de vestidos ! Espero que te gusten ! Feliz día ! ♡♡♡

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    1. gracias por su apoyo y estaré encantado de visitar y comentar su artículo de blog

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  18. Hopefully you will recover soon!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. thank you for your prayers and support. Success and health for you too. Aamiin

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  19. Thanks for share all these advices about carpal tunnel syndrome. I suffer and I found that Vitamin B12 and resting and of course Diclofenaco helps me a lot.
    xx

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    1. I am very happy if my article is useful. Get well soon. Thx for sharing

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  20. thanks for this information! Very good.

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  21. Muy buena información. Un placer leerte. Saludos.

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  22. estupendo post ! Espero verte pronto por mi blog ! Feliz día! 🧡🧡🧡

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  23. A great review indeed, thanks for sharing!

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  24. GWS yah pak, semoga gak kambuh lagi kesemutan dan gangguan syaraf pada tangannya

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    1. Thx doa & supportnya. Sehat selalu & sukses juga buat blog & bisnisnya ya pa, berkah untuk kita semua. Aamiin

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  25. Aku baru tahu fungsinya bola berduri itu. Semoga lekas pulih ya

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