Dealing with Hand Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is more common in manual workers, especially with jobs involving a lot of wrist movement, so overuse of the hand may be a factor.
The following are all associated with CTS: pregnancy, obesity, an underactive thyroid, diabetes and the menopause.
A scoring questionnaire has been developed which is very sensitive at picking up cases of CTS. Download the questionnaire by clicking here.
General measures that can help treat CTS range from wrist splints to steroid injections and surgery.
For more information about carpal tunnel syndrome, download the patient information leaflet on this page.