Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist joint. The median nerve runs from the forearm to the hand, and controls movement of the fingers and thumb.
Carpal tunnel syndrome may commonly occur in those who are involved in an occupation that requires repetitive motion of the wrist. Women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel than men. If you work at a computer for several hours a day as I do, you may have experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel, such as burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers or weakness of grip and the inability to grasp small objects. Symptoms of carpal tunnel start gradually and increase over time, so don't think it will go away on its own.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important to provide proper support for the wrist and forearm as you conduct your daily activities. Such support can provide carpal tunnel relief from the pain and numbness commonly associated with CTS and may even prevent its development. The IMAK SmartGlove provides support with a flexible support splint and the massaging ergoBeads pad under the wrist improves circulation. The SmartGlove will keep your wrist in an ergonomically correct position and fits either hand.