According to the Mayo Clinic, carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that can cause numbness and tingling. Carpal tunnel is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist and can cause difficulty grasping and holding things. There are a number of different factors that contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are some simple exercises that can help.
It’s important to start treating carpal tunnel syndrome as soon as you experience the symptoms, which are weak, tingling, numb or burning hands and fingers. These two exercises from the Arthritis Foundation can help relieve the wrist pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Make a fist and then slide your fingers upward until they are pointing up straight. Repeat this exercise five to ten times.
- Make a fist and release your hand and fan out your fingers. Stretch them as far as you can. Repeat this exercise five to ten times.