There are more Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes than you may think there are.
It's not just Repetitive Strain and over use.
And it definitely doesn't just show up out of the blue for no reason.
What causes Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes
Carpal Tunnel causes a variety of symptoms. If you don't already know the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel, go to the Carpal Tunnel Symptoms page.
What are the causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Repetitive Strain, Repetitive Stress, and Repetitive Motion
Using the body over and over in the same motions and activities leads to problems.
The body gets -very- efficient at what it does. The problem with this is that part of how it does that is it shrinks down, adjusts itself to work and old and support -just- so.
Meaning, the body creates tightness, denseness, and limited movement.
This is part of the Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis dynamic.
See: What Is Tendonitis?
Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) is the alleged primary Carpal Tunnel cause, but really, the tendonitis dynamic (which causes CTS) is the result of the Pain Causing Dynamic (see below).
LOTS of people perform a lot of repetitive motion with no pain or problem So clearly there are other factors at play, that cause the body to be unable to perform that repeptive motion without increasing downsides.
Genetic Bone Deformity
A TINY percentagbe of peopel are born with oddly formed/shaped/sized carpal bones. These wrist bones are formed in such a way that they constrict and/or irritate the normal size and movement of the Median nerve.
Keep in mind that this is an easy way for a doctor to explain your pain, numbness, and symptoms. And keep in mind that the chances of you being one of those people with a too small Carpal Tunnel is incredibly small.
Trauma From An Accident
Maybe you fall on your wrist, or are in a car accident, or get knocked over when running from the bulls, and/or break a bone in the hand/wrist/forearm.
Injury to the wrist can cause bruising, inflammation, and constriction of the structure.
This can press on the nerve and cause numbness and pain.
It is fairly common for pregnant women to experience symptoms of Carpal Tunnel like swelling, pain, and numbness.
Find out more about this on the Pregnancy Carpal Tunnel page.
Vitamin B6 Deficiency
There is a lot of talk and conjecture and anecdotal evidence that vitamin B6 deficiency causes Carpal Tunnel Symptoms.
It is my belief that the opposite is true. That something about the muscle tightness and work and nerve compression/irritation that leads to Carpal Tunnel uses up extra Vit B6.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes Vitamin B6 deficiency. It may sound unlikely, but it isn't.
Kerri Knox, RN, from www.Easy-Immune-Health.com says this:
"As unlikely as it may sound, the symptom of an under active thyroid gland, termed hypothyroid, can show up as symptoms of 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome'. This was actually discovered by accident when patients with hypothyroidism suddenly found their carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms disappearing."
Here's an article she wrote on the topic. Carpal Tunnel and Thyroid Conditions
The body is an amazingly intricate machine. We'd like to think that A=B, but very often 'A' can equal some weird symptom somewhere in the body, and not always in the same place when different people have the same problem.
If you have Thyroid issues and want to get them balanced out, (especially if the doctor has told you that you have to be on medication the rest of your life and will never get better) contact Kerri through her website.
As you can see, there is more to Carpal Tunnel causes than may first meet the eye.
Magnesium plays a role too.
The Pain Causing Dynamic plays a role.
Nutrition in general, and exercise in general, plays a roll.
The important thing to know is, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes aren't a mystery. Once you started trying to fix your Carpal Tunnel, results can show up fast, the body can get happy and healthy quickly....-if- you use the right tools for the job.
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