Recently I started to experience an odd numbness in my right thumb, palm, and wrist. I monitored it for a few days, and as the numbness persisted, it was clear that the symptoms matched with those of carpal tunnel syndrome.
I’m actually surprised (and lucky) that this is the first time I’ve felt such symptoms, as I’ve had desk jobs for the last 17 years. Fortunately, because the symptoms are mild, I learned that it’s not too late for me to take some small daily steps to avoid the more painful stages of carpal tunnel (and the potential invasive solutions).
Basically, I memorized the stretches seen in the video below, and I put reminders on my calendar at the end of each morning and afternoon to do them. They take around 1 minute to complete each time. I’m also trying to be more careful about the position of my wrist and hand when I use the keyboard/mouse.
The results were positive after just a few days of performing the stretches. The numbness is gone, allowing me to pet my cats properly again.
Have you experienced any symptoms of carpal tunnel? What have you tried to lessen the impact and prevent it from getting worse?