Wrist and hand pain can be debilitating since we rely on our hands for an endless amount of everyday tasks, and even more so with the use of smartphones. Studies have shown that smartphone usage with poor mechanics and joint position can significantly increase the incidence rate of carpal tunnel (3). Another study showed 50% of the participants had a positive test for a thumb pathology called De Quervainโ€™s tenosynovitis from using their cellphones (4). These pathologies are due to wear-and-tear associated with overloading the tissues around the wrists and hands. Luckily, we can take measures to [P]Rehab these pathologies. This article will show you exercises to improve wrist pain on your own!

Recently youโ€™ve begun to feel numbness, tingling, and occasional burning pain in your hand and your co-worker proclaims, โ€œOh no, you have carpal tunnel syndrome!โ€ If that indeed is true, donโ€™t feel like youโ€™ve been struck with a bit of bad luck, as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an extremely common entrapment neuropathy. A study by the University of Manchester estimates that CTS affects 1% to 3% of the general population. A nerve, called the median nerve, runs from your neck (nerve roots C6-T1) throughout your arm and all the way down into your hand and if there is an issue with it you may experience CTS symptoms. In this article, we are going to explain what carpal tunnel is and how to manage it!