Carpal Tunnel is a vata-predominant syndrome affecting the arms, wrists and hands. It occurs when the nerve, the seat of vata, to the palm gets squeezed in Carpal Tunnel at the wrist. Due to blockage of vata, the wrist and hand may become painful, weak or numb, and these sensations may travel up the arm. Women are three times more likely to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There may be a feeling of burning, tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers. The fingers may feel numb and swollen. On advancement of the syndrome, there may be loss of grip, strength and sensation in the finger tips.
Injuries and trauma to the wrist, like a sprain, can trigger the condition. Some inflammatory vata diseases like rheumatoid arthritis can be contributing factors.Vedagram offers best ayurvedic management for carpal tunnel syndrome.