Are you struggling to use your mouse? play your instruments or write with a pen? If you are having aches, pain, and numbness in your hands you might be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Don’t settle for mediocre pain relief from ineffective painkillers.
TENS therapy is a proven method on dealing with hand pains caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Can Carpal Tunnel Be Treated?
No need to express the importance of your hands. Until they become painful it isv hard to really grasp how much we truly rely on our hands. Many of us work in an office and have no choice but to suffer until it becomes too unbearable and a trip to the doctors becomes the top priority.
The pain is caused by pressure on the median nerves as it runs through the Carpal Tunnel of the wrist thus giving the name. Symptoms include intense pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or pins and needles. Many people experience burning sensations specifically in the pinky finger, the side of the ring finger and sometimes spreading all the way from the pinky down the side of the arm to the elbow! The use of heating pads, compression wrist wraps, and TENS therapy can help you keep the pain under control throughout the day. Additionally, there are preventative measures that you can take to avoid experiencing carpal tunnel.
Using a TENS Machine for Carpal Tunnel
TENS Unit therapy can be an amazing method for dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There are absolutely no side effects whilst using our TENS Units!
A study found that TENS is actually very effective in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. TENS has been used by physiotherapists over the years, however, ITOUCH has devices designed to use at home or at work. You need to find a balance between repairing and resting whilst maintaining strength and increasing mobility.
The TENS unit is in charge of “repairing” the tendon. This is done by reducing the swelling of the nerve. The Splint is in charge of the resting periods. The splints or brace are designed to keep the hand/wrist in a specific place and not restrict any movement. (which triggers your CTS) The hand and wrist exercises are vital because this is where you gain strength and mobility back in the wrist, hand, and fingers. TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) work by sending tiny electrical currents to the nerves through the surface of the skin. The electric current stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals, modifying your perception of pain. Nerve stimulation raises the level of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. The endorphins then block the perception of pain.
Electrode Placement for Wrist and Hand Pains
When using a TENS device, it’s essential to place the electrode pads in the right position. The ITOUCH CONDUCTIVE GlOVES are perfect for targeting any pain on the wrist, hand, or fingers. With Simply slide the gloves on and connect them to your touch device, and there is no need for pad placement. Using electrode pads works well too. You will need at least 2 electrodes to get the full effect of the TENS therapy. Place one electrode on the center of the back of your hand. Place the other electrode pad on the forearm just below the wrist.
How to avoid Carpal Tunnel whilst gaming
- Every hour take 5 - 10 minutes to stretch
- Relax your grip and reduce your force with the ergonomic hardware
- Keep your hands warm!
- Lower vibration on controllers
The normal symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include:
- Ache or pain in your fingers, thumb, hand, wrist, or arm
- Numb hands or fingers
- Tingling or pins and needles sensation
- Weak hands, fingers, or thumb, difficulty grabbing or gripping things
- These symptoms are often on and off.
- The symptoms are often worse at night