The pinched nerve can have various causes; the swelling can be caused by using your hand a lot, after which the tendons can become irritated. In addition, an accident can also cause the swelling. Fluid retention, for example during pregnancy, or an underactive thyroid gland, can also cause swelling. But how do you know whether you suffer from the syndrome or not?
- A pinched nerve can cause the following symptoms:
- Tingling hand or fingers, mainly in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers.
- Pain in the hand or fingers; this pain can be felt in the hand and fingers, but can also radiate to the forearm and elbow. The pain can even be felt in the shoulder.
- Hand or fingers feeling numb.
- Less strength in the hand, so you drop things.
- Complaints that get worse at night or when you use your hand a lot, such as while driving, cycling or reading.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, there are various treatments, including physiotherapy, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or surgery. Always ask your doctor about the option that best suits your situation.
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