More commonly found in women than men, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a hand and arm condition that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in your hand from pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.
There are a number of factors that contribute to this condition and these include illnesses, pregnancy, obesity or injuries. Also, it may be caused by repetitive movements over a long period, such as long-term use of mouse and keyboard as well as vibrating hand tools.
Aside from the various treatments used to alleviate CTS, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and ice compresses to relieve pain and reduce swelling, here we offer simple hand exercises which can significantly improve your condition. The info-graphic below will demonstrate how to do tendon glide exercises by yourself and thus keep CTS under control. If you have the time, do these exercises 3-4 times a day.