Carpal tunnel syndrome – tingling in the fingertips?

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Instead of relaxing in restful sleep, many people are kept awake at night by pain in their hands. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome range from tingling in the fingertips to numbness to loss of sensation and severe pain.

In carpal tunnel syndrome, a certain nerve in the wrist area is constricted, causing discomfort and pain. If the symptoms occur frequently or are persistent, surgery is usually required. Complications are not uncommon. Fortunately, there is now a gentle way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome that has the same effect as surgery.

From tingling in the fingertips to damage

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes damage to the median nerve. This runs together with various tendons through the carpal tunnel, a space between the carpal bones and the carpal ligament above them. The median nerve is responsible for the sense of touch and sensation on the palm of the hand as well as for controlling certain hand and finger muscles.

Due to a constriction in the carpal tunnel, increased pressure is exerted on the nerve and the trapped nerve begins to hurt. The pain is accompanied by tingling, numbness and discomfort in the thumb, index and middle fingers; often the whole hand feels furry and swollen. The symptoms occur more frequently at night while sleeping or after cycling or talking on the phone, as the hands are bent. The symptoms usually disappear quickly when shaken. In the later stages, the symptoms become chronic. In addition, gripping movements become more difficult as the ball of the thumb recedes.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome – tingling in the fingertips?

Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment should be started early

Early treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome can prevent permanent damage to the median nerve. Anyone who notices typical symptoms should therefore definitely consult a doctor.

Once carpal tunnel syndrome has been diagnosed through tests and measurements, the affected person is usually first prescribed a wrist splint. This is intended to prevent the hand from bending at night. However, this splint usually only provides short-term relief. If you wear them during the day, you risk your wrist becoming stiff due to a lack of movement.

If the symptoms do not improve, surgery is recommended. The roof of the carpal canal is split and the nerve canal is widened. This reduces the pressure on the nerve and the symptoms disappear. However, the operation is often associated with long periods of downtime and complications such as persistent discomfort or hypersensitivity and hardening of the scar are not uncommon.

Pain can be gently relieved through mechanical stretching.

There is now a way to effectively treat painful carpal tunnel syndrome without surgery – with curpal®. The new therapy procedure does exactly the same thing that surgery does: it widens the carpal tunnel, which can lead to rapid and noticeable relief of symptoms. This method of mechanical stretching is new in Germany, whereas it has been used in the USA for some time. curpal® is a further development of the American device.

What makes treatment with curpal® so effective?

The cuff of the curpal system is shaped like the letter C. The principle of the treatment is that the hand is pushed into this C and an air cushion in the curpal® handpiece is inflated using a hand pump, similar to a blood pressure monitor. This creates tension in the hand, which stretches the carpal tunnel. The stretching gives the nerve running through the carpal canal (median nerve) more space, the pressure on the nerve decreases and the symptoms of nerve pressure, such as tingling in the fingers, pain at night or numbness, subside.

Since curpal® has only been on the market since autumn 2016, there are no representative studies on its effectiveness yet. However, numerous users confirm that the success of treatment for incipient carpal tunnel syndrome can be felt after just a few days. The more advanced carpal tunnel syndrome is, the longer it may take for symptoms to improve.

“At first it was just a tingling in the fingertips.”

If left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause severe damage to the median nerve and loss of grip ability. Therefore, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms must always be taken seriously and clarified. Click here for the alternative treatment method from curpal.

curpal® is the first and only way in Germany to effectively treat painful carpal tunnel syndrome without surgery. The cuff widens the carpal tunnel, which usually provides rapid relief from the symptoms.

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